LECA and semi hydro fail with Oncidium Orchids
Today we talk about Oncidium Orchids and trying to fix the issues they had in hydroponic setups.
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This year has been quite the interesting one for orchid setups. Some did great, some not so great, here is the resume of 2018 https://youtu.be/CUqEt5bIzXE
Oncidiums were the problematic group and didn’t seem to have a great time. As I repotted them I discovered that hapf of the pot was rather dry. This is an issue that got worse in winter.
There are ways to keep the setup and fix this, but availability is an issue for me. I opted to switch my Oncidiums to sphagnum moss and still keep the self watering setup.
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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
✿ What I use in my Grow Room:
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
LED shop pannels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs https://amzn.to/2MLSR7T
Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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