Creating a grow space for Mini Phalaenopsis Orchids in a dark room or office!

Today we set up a new grow space for Mini Phalaenopsis orchids and other low light, small plants!
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Mini Phalaenopsis orchids take the same care as their bigger counterparts, with the adequate changes regarding pot size and media. Here is my Phalaenopsis care tutorial https://youtu.be/Mce-ne6NyL0

All we need for these tiny orchids is a secure place in our home, such a shelf, desk or table and a light source! Since natural light is scarce, we will use artificial light.

Grow lights are the norm for growing great plants, but they can be harsh on the eyes. I find that normal daylight bulbs do great for these orchids! I prefer 4000k LED bulbs with as high output as possible (specified by the lumen quantity).

For more information on a more professional approach, learn about PAR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthetically_active_radiation

In the end we get a cute little place with enough light for our orchid to flourish and not be bothersome for our family or colleagues!

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Music:
Wayne Jones – Connection
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P.O. BOX 29002, CY-1620, Nicosia, Cyprus
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✿ My environment:
Subtropical climate, hot summers and mild winters
60-90% humidity, always breezy
Growth space is kept at min 17C and max 29C
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✿ What I use in my Grow Room:

Media:
LECA – Pokon or IKEA
Paph and Phrag Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2QlWY87
Oncidium Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2CLwNDZ
Sphagnum Moss – Spagmoss from Besgrow http://bit.ly/2LSZjEx

Fertilizer and suppliments:
MSU Orchid fertilizer for osmosis / rain water http://bit.ly/2LS2bSg
Orchid Focus Bloom (when I need something low in N)

Pots, containers, baskets:
DIY self watering pots and masks from local flower shops
Lechuza self watering pots https://amzn.to/2wIUWq2
Wooden Vanda baskets http://bit.ly/2NfIlWI

Lighting:
LED shop pannels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs https://amzn.to/2MLSR7T

Shelf units:
Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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https://www.youtube.com/user/MissOrchidGirl/playlists

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