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potteryman

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Hi..could someone tell me if a Phrag Mem.Dick Clements likes to be set in a tray of water so the plant's "feet" are wet?..thanks...
 

Candace

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This one likes to be wet (besseae x sargentianum). I grow mine in s/h but yes, many people grow this one in trays of water to help keep up with it's watering requirements.
 
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goldenrose

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I've done it both ways, it doesn't seem to make a difference to my plant, it's in bud now.
 
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potteryman

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Hi NYEric....no pic...not worth photographing yet....was a "bum deal" purchase on ebay...I didnt receive the plant pictured in the listing..raised hell...got a refund...but trying to nurse this thing back to health..has 4 new growths though...

I have a glaucophyllum X gardinerii that is growing like a weed here..4 maturing growths and noticed 5 small new growths starting to show...an ebay purchase from springwater orchids...can highly recommend their plants as very healthy...oops..am I allowed to mention vendor names in here?..oh well...am trying out the worm casting "tea" fertilize....seems to be working well...cheers....
 
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goldenrose

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Hi NYEric........was a "bum deal" purchase on ebay...I didnt receive the plant pictured in the listing.......
...an ebay purchase from springwater orchids...can highly recommend their plants as very healthy...oops..am I allowed to mention vendor names in here?
MOST DEFINITELY!!! There is a thread floating around here that addresses just that! Springwater is a recommended vendor, quite a few of us have gotten plants from him!
 
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goldenrose

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That should be easy - I've seen them at garden centers/nurseries, mail order.
 
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goldenrose

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GET OUT of the concrete jungle for a change, the FRESH air will do you good!
oh did I mention mail order? shall I do a search for you?
 

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No thanx. I don't know how worm casting tea will do w/ my hydro method. Also I'm waiting to finish the Jungle Green fertilizer I got from Orchids Ltd. :D
 
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potteryman

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I bought an 8 quart bag of worm castings at a local chain nursery for under 6 bucks...I put about 3 tablespoons in a gallon of r/o water, then allow it to "steep" for a day or so, then water as usual..I also strain it well, then put in a spray bottle and mist the leaves once a week...this method was recommended by orchidsman570, an Ebay vendor who says he uses only this fertilizer for his entire collection of plants....
 
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potteryman

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just for clarity..the "bum" plant I mentioned in my earlier email was NOT from springwater orchids...
 

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