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Old 02-04-2021, 06:24 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
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Are there any updates on the vase culture? I've been growing a large NOID blue/purple vanda in one for about 18 months and it seems very happy and healthy but has not rebloomed this year. It was in the vase when I bought it, in bloom when I bought it and rebloomed a few months later.
I've upped the fertiliser the last 3 months, I use a kelp product once a month and have plenty of strong healthy root growth. I soak once a week for an hour and mist the roots 2 or 3 times day. I also moved it to a brighter, much warmer room 3 months ago after I had an extension completed. It sits just inside a large southerly window with a fine sheer curtain and gets the sun from early morning to about 4pm. The top section of the window is permanently open so there is good air circulation. Day temps around 25-30C, night temps 20-25C and this is winter. RH 30-60%.
Anything else I can do to encourage blooms?
TIA.
Today it rained! We had half an inch today - more than the whole of last year put together!
So I decided to give my vanda a treat, took it out of the vase and placed it on the airer where it stayed all day





However, taking it out of the vase made me realise that this plant is surviving, not thriving
It has a soak in it's vase 3 or 4 times a week for an hour each time, the roots are watered well on the other days, several times a day, it gets more fertiliser than it used to, is in a very warm room, in the southern window that now has no sheer curtain.
The leaf colour is better, more an apple green than a strong green but it has grown only 2 leaves in the last year. The root mass seems a lot less.
I'm going to think again about putting it outside - the frequency and amount of watering is my biggest challenge to overcome. I'd love to put it in a tree but the only ones of any size in my garden exude a sticky sap - would that be a problem?
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:52 PM
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I've been growing my phals and onc. in glass for about a year and a half. They do really well but it's a bit of a chore to water, drain, clean the glass and replace on the shelf each watering. It's become sort of a zen thing for me though. I fill each glass with r/o or rainwater and food and let sit for half an hour or so, then drain each and wash the glass and replace the orchid. The drained water goes to my other house plants. The empty wine goblet is waiting for a new mini catt that should get here Tuesday. It will be my first attempt at growing catts, hope I have enough light in my east window. I'm a noob here but have spent many hours learning from all ya'll already.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:45 PM
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Welcome, and nice display.
But I think you've missed the point here. This thread is about growing Vandas bareroot in glass vases. Your orchids look as if they are inside standard plastic pots with media and the glass vases are purely nice looking drip trays.
Hats off to you for cleaning the glass every watering!
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:35 PM
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You're right, I missed the part about bare root. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:54 AM
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I sure hope so but let me tell ya, if I had a choice, I'd sample the orchid water before the fish tank water! YUK, was I glad to find that aquarium siphon!!
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Oh man! Gotta draw the line on 'fish water'!
Hi guys, i am not sure what's I am missing regard to aquarium water. Can we use it to water Vanda or humidity or something else? is it good or bad?
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