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 and you can visit the store here

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

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

Learn about water parameters, including pH

Learn more from Wikipedia and and

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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By The Croft by Joakim Karud
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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
Oncidium Imperial Orchid Mix
Sphagnum Moss – Spagmoss from Besgrow

Fertilizer and suppliments:
MSU Orchid fertilizer for osmosis / rain water
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
Wooden Vanda baskets

LED shop pannels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs

Shelf units:
Shirley’s Simple Shelving
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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