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Old 03-28-2021, 07:12 AM
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I have been keeping hybrid Vandas for two years without success. Two of the 6 were killed. This year I found a solution that was finally implemented and the effect on the face in less than a month. The main thing, of course, is daytime temperatures under +30 - +32 C, but not only.
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Vandas hang under a 250 watt LED light. Some even sunbathe. Open root. I fertilize when I still spray every morning, but only for the purpose of fertilizing.



So they hung all winter, from December 6. Without the slightest movement. I sprayed them abundantly every morning, not a root, but the leaves tried to crawl. Then at the beginning of March I finally got and installed the autospray.



The system turns on for a minute 3 times in the morning from 5 to 6 AM. And at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm. One minute at a time, in the hottest hours.

Results for almost a month, three of the remaining four have made rapid progress. The fourth is not yet.







I really liked the effect. The site for transplanting Cattleya aclandiae is ready. Bare cork block. I will spray it manually every morning. Plus a spray of spray from Wanda sprayers. I think Cattleya needs a little less water than Vanda. And the main thing is to completely dry out for dinner. And at the bottom is a basin, bait for root growth down: D



I dream to grow my Cattleya aclandiae like this


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Old 03-28-2021, 10:44 AM
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Those new roots on the Vandas are beautiful! That is very fast for response to the new conditions. Oh, that would be wonderful for C. aclandiae to grow like the photo... Good luck!

In the vanda area, with the spray, you have done a great job of controlling the mess. Does the water just evaporate from the plastic pan? What is the floor material? It looks like wood, but I wonder if is ceramic tile. Certainly it gets a little wet sometimes.
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:20 AM
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Yes, nice new root growth! I've been watching those vanda and the tub, as I've seen them in other pictures here where you've been featuring something else.

I'm also curious about where those misters are in location to the vandas, and how you contain the water from the misters without it getting all over the floor, as Roberta was questioning.
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:41 AM
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In the plastic tray, water does not evaporate well. There is a lot of moisture in the air. I pour Physan-20 into the pallet so that there is no swamp. I drain the water as it fills. The floor is ceramic, just like wood.

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The nozzles are located on the wall behind and below the Vandas. The jet strikes diagonally from bottom to top, hitting the thickets of Vandas roots. Water droplets run down into the sump. Something is sprayed on the floor, but evaporates well from the floor, additionally humidifying the air. The floor is tiled.
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I swear, and I dont say this lightly, Id consider trading my whole yard for your patio!!

Everything so well conceived and implemented
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That little tub would be a great place to put a pond mister.
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I swear, and I dont say this lightly, Id consider trading my whole yard for your patio!!
Thank you
Cattleya aclandiae in the last photo is not mine. My dream is to grow my C. aclandiae like in this photo.

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That little tub would be a great place to put a pond mister.
This bath blooms very quickly and turns into a swamp.
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That's why I suggested a pond mister. More humidity, and less stagnant water.
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That's why I suggested a pond mister. More humidity, and less stagnant water.
Do you mean a big ultrasonic humidifier or a little fountain?
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Do you mean a big ultrasonic humidifier or a little fountain?
It's a floating fogger for ponds. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Combine with a floater, and it floats at the appropriate water level and you don't have to worry about the range of depth of the water.
https://www.amazon.com/Mist-Maker-Fl...B8Q4ZNPQZMSBG2

I use them in my RO water reservoir tank instead of a humidifier.
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