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Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-03-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,734
Posted By mtorchid
Yes, SJ, that's a 4" gauge pot, the root problems...

Yes, SJ, that's a 4" gauge pot, the root problems started to happen in pots larger than 4". In my growing conditions the roots near the top and sides of the pots did great, while the interior roots...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-03-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,734
Posted By mtorchid
Just photographed 3 Phals. ...

Just photographed 3 Phals.

Largest here is in 8" "vanda basket", in LECA with sphag moss on the top. Basket is lined with coconut coir to...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-02-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,734
Posted By mtorchid
Interesting. My original LECA was ordered...

Interesting. My original LECA was ordered through you but that was years ago.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-02-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,734
Posted By mtorchid
Yes, Phals are the only one's I've had troubles...

Yes, Phals are the only one's I've had troubles with in s/h. In baskets with LECA (and topped with Sphag moss) the roots (interior/exterior) are consistent and that's made all the difference. I think...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-02-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,734
Posted By mtorchid
" I have a variety of orchids in "Ray pots"...

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I have a variety of orchids in "Ray pots" and in gauge pots, there are pluses and minuses to both types. Over the years I have found that Phals are the LEAST FORGIVING for any mistakes in s/h....
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-06-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,884
Posted By mtorchid
Succulents, like aloe do well. Not sure about...

Succulents, like aloe do well. Not sure about cacti specifically. I've read that African violets take to it.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 08-20-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,464
Posted By mtorchid
I'm thinking of looking for rectangular shaped...

I'm thinking of looking for rectangular shaped pots for this same situation. Of course, as you mention, divide and conquer is always another option.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 07-16-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By mtorchid
Ray has mentioned before he is getting out of the...

Ray has mentioned before he is getting out of the S/H supply part of his business. I found a local LECA - "Mother Earth Hydroton" that I compared side-by-side with Prime Agra and found it had...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 07-11-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,121
Posted By mtorchid
I use moss on the top of the LECA. It looks more...

I use moss on the top of the LECA. It looks more "natural" than a plastic lid, retains moisture and allows for evaporation.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-23-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,709
Posted By mtorchid
Ray used to carry PrimeAgra pellets, really good...

Ray used to carry PrimeAgra pellets, really good wicking properties. I compared it side by side in same-size water glasses with a brand I found locally (Mother Earth Hydroton) and the results were...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-22-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By mtorchid
I see what you mean. Assuming you're using...

I see what you mean. Assuming you're using clay-pellets, that might work and if so, kind of a one-pot, best-of-both-worlds situation. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-22-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By mtorchid
Assuming by "regular plastic pot" you mean...

Assuming by "regular plastic pot" you mean something like a net pot. If so, the 1/2 inch depth outer saucer wouldn't be enough to surround the entire height of interior pot. You'd need an exterior...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 05-28-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By mtorchid
That would work! You must have an OUTDOOR area...

That would work! You must have an OUTDOOR area for using fish emulsion fertilizer! ;-)
Forum: Growing on Mounts 05-28-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By mtorchid
How will you fertilize? If you put fertilizer in...

How will you fertilize? If you put fertilizer in the pot with water, evaporation will cause a build up of salts/minerals on the exterior of the pot where the roots are. This would become toxic to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-15-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By mtorchid
To add to the good advice that has been posted...

To add to the good advice that has been posted regarding "drying out" between waterings, keep in mind that "dry" in the Caribbean (their native habitat) is at least 50%+ relative humidity when it's...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-07-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,131
Posted By mtorchid
I eventually moved my Phals (and LECA) into...

I eventually moved my Phals (and LECA) into regular open drain pots as the inner most areas stayed damp causing some root rotting in my growing conditions. You could try inserting bamboo skewers...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By mtorchid
My Masd Fire Queen limped along in moss. I...

My Masd Fire Queen limped along in moss. I transferred it to a S/H environment and it's thriving. I think the constant evaporation of the LECA clay pebbles helps keep the roots cooler. I keep it in...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By mtorchid
I had a Neo Falcata that was just doing so-so in...

I had a Neo Falcata that was just doing so-so in a traditional-decorative Neo pot with Sphag moss. I removed the moss and filled the pot with LECA, then put the Neo pot into a solid reservoir pot...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By mtorchid
Sounds like you've got all the angles covered,...

Sounds like you've got all the angles covered, send an update re the Kool-Log.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By mtorchid
You're welcome! Kool-Logs should work fine, just...

You're welcome! Kool-Logs should work fine, just make sure, if you use moss, not to pack it in too tightly, allowing some breathing room for the roots.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-15-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By mtorchid
Mine are the same way and it's a prolific...

Mine are the same way and it's a prolific bloomer. I've never seen one without "spots" As long as the bulbs are full and roots healthy, it's fine. Would be interesting to see these in the wild to...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By mtorchid
About 75% of my orchids are in S/H including...

About 75% of my orchids are in S/H including Paphs and Catts. My tolumnia is thriving in it's little clay pot it arrived in about 3 yrs ago, which it has outgrown but since the humidity in it's...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-06-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By mtorchid
As part of the Oncidium alliance it should do...

As part of the Oncidium alliance it should do quite well in s/h. My Oncs love it, but as you mentioned Rst is a cooler temp sub group The evaporation around the clay pellets will cool the roots...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,994
Posted By mtorchid
For some reason Ray doesn't carry these "Leni or...

For some reason Ray doesn't carry these "Leni or Luwassa" pots even though he uses them himself. Unless you're mechanically inclined and want to build one yourself, they are available online. (Don't...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-20-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,994
Posted By mtorchid
Try this link for a list of orchids that do well...

Try this link for a list of orchids that do well in S/H: http://www.orchidboard.com/community/semi-hydroponic-culture/1478-list.html
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