Orchid Q&A#39 – Foliar sprays, perfect media & more!

Today I answer a few questions that I think require a bit more detailing than usual so.. here we go 🙂
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Orchid mists, or foliar conditioners and food, are not something I would like to try on my orchids any time soon. There is a real risk of crown or stem rot. here is more on how to treat crown rot https://youtu.be/iCZXr2HgRBM

Feeding orchids through their leaves might be more complicated than we thing, due to the very different conditions we offer. here is more about CAM plants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crassulacean_acid_metabolism

Who takes care of orchids in nature https://youtu.be/l325gvyFI1I

My DIY solution against spider mites https://youtu.be/-XKBzEGy_sc

Orchid media has one main goal: to deliver the proper amount of moisture, while still maintaining things airy. The mixture will be different in each environment.

Orchids behave different from grower to grower, as conditions are never 100% identical.

What makes Phalaenopsis bloom https://youtu.be/G7Tj0jj3OJk

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Music:
Easier to Fade (feat. Madi Larson) by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
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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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