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Old 05-07-2008, 03:05 AM
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Phalaenopsis amboinensis

Hi everybody,

Here's my amboi. It arrived on April 4, same day as Jenny's from Orchard Hill. A couple of weeks later after reading a post from one of you (sorry, don't remember who) that said they really like warmth, I moved her off my chilly sun porch into less light, less humidity, and warmer days and nights.

Then on April 28, because she weren't doin nothin, I made her one of the first plants I've tried in S/H. Then moved her back to sun porch because our nights are getting warmer and I can keep the humidity high there (60%). She seems to love it. No new leaves, no spike, but the roots are celebrating!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:17 AM
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Please keep us updated as to how your phal is doing in S/H. I am thinking of trying my first one in hydroton, but am a bit unsure because I've always had such good results with bark-mix. Guess I'm thinking along the lines of "if it isn't broken,don't try to fix it

BTW, your plant looks very happy!!
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It looks good! I love watching new roots! They are so cool.....
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It looks fantastic, and those roots are going crazy! By looking at yours, I should have done mine in S/H. Keep us posted !!!
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I have never used s/h either but I am assuming it helps cut down on rot though right? Those roots look awesome! I'm really interested in seeing plants grown in s/h because I'm thinking about potting some in it when I order from jerry.
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Kortney~ There is still a chance with rot, but you also have to deal with algae. The plus side is most orchids love it. I say this cause there are certain ones that if you try S/H with them it spells certain doom. Tolumnias are one. Some Catts can't hack it either. Phals and most Oncidiums love it as with Neos. Check the S/H threads and read as much as you can. Ask a lot of questions too.

Sorry I hijacked your thread Norm....Back to the Amboinensis.
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Sorry I hijacked your thread Norm....Back to the Amboinensis.
No "sorry" needed. The tangents are part of the pleasure.

I'll keep you all posted.
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