Michael's Orchids

The Slow Release Fertilizer Experiment: Semi-Hydroponics

A brief overview of the past 4 month grow period in which I experimented with incorporating slow release fertilizer (osmocote) into a diverse range of orchid types growing semi-hydroponically. Note: I accidentally call my Maxillaria Tenufolia a Miltonia Sunset at the beginning. _____________________________________________ My System Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU […]

May 2019 Orchid Collection Update: Semi-Hydroponics

An update on my orchid collection in semi-hydroponics as of May 2019. _____________________________________________ Orchid Collection by Number: 1. No ID Phalaenopsis 2. Haw Yuan Gold Cattleya (Passed 04.20.2018) 3. Aloha Sparks Halloween Wilsonara 4. No ID Oncidium 5. No ID Phalaenopsis (Passed 08.13.2017) 6. Hawaiian Kapuna Paphiopedilum (Passed 08.09.2017) 7. To My Kids Dendrobium Nobile […]

The Problem Children (Part One)

A new series in which I spotlight the “Problem Children” of my collection, and discuss theories behind why they are struggle as well as propose solutions. _____________________________________________ My System Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU Toolkit: https://youtu.be/3ITGl6M9t78 _____________________________________________ Follow Me: Instagram: @michaelsorchids Twitter: @michaelsorchids Facebook: @michaelsorchids

Life After Division: No.28 Laeliocattleya Mini Purple Blue Hawaii

A quick video spotlighting the successful division of No.28, my beloved Laeliocattleya Mini Purple Blue Hawaii _____________________________________________ Relevant/Referenced Videos: Bloom Profile: No.28 | Cattleya Mini Purple Blue Hawaii https://youtu.be/2HJjp2CUJiM Dividing My Wilsonara: Semi-Hydroponics https://youtu.be/mOIeaexHoLk _____________________________________________ My System Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU Toolkit: https://youtu.be/3ITGl6M9t78 _____________________________________________ Follow Me: Instagram: @michaelsorchids Twitter: […]

April 2019 Orchid Collection Update: Semi-Hydroponics

An update on my orchid collection in semi-hydroponics as of April 2019. _____________________________________________ Orchid Collection by Number: 1. No ID Phalaenopsis 2. Haw Yuan Gold Cattleya (Passed 04.20.2018) 3. Aloha Sparks Halloween Wilsonara 4. No ID Oncidium 5. No ID Phalaenopsis (Passed 08.13.2017) 6. Hawaiian Kapuna Paphiopedilum (Passed 08.09.2017) 7. To My Kids Dendrobium Nobile […]

Deciding Not to Repot My Renathera

A quick video spotlighting the unexpectedly successful adaptation of No.52, my Renathera Kalsom Red Dragon, to semi-hydroponics. _____________________________________________ Relevant/Referenced Videos: Repotting My Vandaceous Orchids https://youtu.be/uQaVWnJuirQ _____________________________________________ My System Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU Toolkit: https://youtu.be/3ITGl6M9t78 _____________________________________________ Follow Me: Instagram: @michaelsorchids Twitter: @michaelsorchids Facebook: @michaelsorchids

Orchid Haul: Fantasy Orchids (Part 2)

An brief overview of the two new orchids in my collection from Fantasy Orchids: No.61 Potinara Miki Kobyashi Dee No.62 Epilaeliocattleya Volcano Trick Paradise _____________________________________________ Relevant/Referenced Videos: Orchid Haul: Fantasy Orchids https://youtu.be/ASs4KEWwDHg _____________________________________________ My System Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU Toolkit: https://youtu.be/3ITGl6M9t78 _____________________________________________ Follow Me: Instagram: @michaelsorchids Twitter: @michaelsorchids Facebook: […]

Orchid Care for Beginners

An overview of everything a new orchid grower needs to know in order to keep their plants alive and healthy. _____________________________________________ MY SETUP EXPLAINED: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg Humidity: https://youtu.be/0afu-FZGeAU Toolkit: https://youtu.be/3ITGl6M9t78 _____________________________________________ RELEVANT/REFERENCED VIDEOS: PH, TDS & Water Types: Semi Hydroponics (Part One) PH, TDS & Water Types: Semi Hydroponics (Part […]

Orchid Haul: Seattle Orchid

An overview of my 3 new orchids purchased from Seattle Orchid: 57. No ID Vanda 58. Coryanthes Macrantha x Self 59. Clowesia Rebecca Northen “Mikabi” http://www.seattleorchid.com _______________________________________________ Relevant/Referenced Videos: Exploring Seattle Orchid https://youtu.be/FnRwhhVQTwU In Loving Memory of My Orchids Passed: Semi-Hydroponics (Part 7) https://youtu.be/bTRDmhaPQH8 _______________________________________________ My Setup Explained: Glass Pots: https://youtu.be/h3PKt-UJjpE Medium: https://youtu.be/K8wMGGnRv54 Watering: https://youtu.be/JABnPLGcfBg […]