Candace said:Have they grown at all? Doing well?
The cups are 3 inch diameter.Hien said:Lance,
What is the diameter of the cup?
It seems that the back row growth faster.
Glen & Fritz send me some pk out of flask around the end of March. They are smaller than yours, perhaps about the size of the your 4th and last row. But they are still doing ok (If they past this summer , then I would know for sure)gonewild said:The cups are 3 inch diameter.
I think they are all growing about the same rate. The front row plants are actually bigger than they appear in the photo because they face away from the camera more toward the light on the shelf and the plants in back are more facing the camera. I think in 6 months time they will all nearly equal out in size.
Maybe the diatomite does accumulate salts or possibly it actually dissolves and releases an excess of some minerals? I like the inert leca.Hien said:Glen & Fritz send me some pk out of flask around the end of March. They are smaller than yours, perhaps about the size of the your 4th and last row. But they are still doing ok (If they past this summer , then I would know for sure)
Seeing your result, I think I will give them a little more water.
I think they like clay pebble much better than the Diatomite (same with my besseae, at the beginning, the Diatomite works very well, then I guess it absorbes too much salt, the plants deteriorate )
I don't think you get too hot, I doubt you are much hotter than the Midwest states? It gets pretty hot in the Andes also. Everyone thinks the high elevation orchids are always cold but they are not. I've been collecting at those elevations and been so hot you couldn't stand out in the sun.Candace said:They look very happy, Lance. I may have to try one, although I still worry it gets too hot here. Do you have problems with the oyster shell washing out or plugging the s/h holes? What other paphs or phrags do you do that with?
Yes the temperature runs at around 80-85 days and 62-72 at night.Ron-NY said:They are looking good Lance!! Are you controlling the temps as well?