Trying out Colomi minerals Orchid setup – No fertilizer needed??
Today it’s time for another experiment, but this time it’s a very questionable one :)))
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A while back I received this medium from one of my viewers, check it out here https://youtu.be/Fnj9dY2Z6aM and you can visit the store here http://bit.ly/2rwqxsW
In my video I used it only as a top layer, but manufacturer actually says this is designed to work great with orchids as a sole medium. So I am trying to use it as they suggest, with a vase without drainage. Is it even necessary to say that I DO NOT support this setup? I think it’s not.
You can check more about this product here https://www.colomi.de/index_htm_files/flyer20052016e.pdf
Now one thing they cmail is that the medium softens water… by reducing the kH. Well kH is temporary hardness, not general (or total) hardness.
Orchitop pots https://youtu.be/jRo5V-HQRRM
Learn about water parameters, including pH http://www.chelonia.org/articles/waterchemistry.htm
Learn more from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonate_hardness and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DGH and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water
So does it provide nutrients, what nutrients, what softening qualities it has? I have no idea. You know I’m a skeptic, but even experiments which will fail teach us something 😉
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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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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
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Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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