Orchids in water culture

orchids in water culture

You can place your orchid in any container with enough room for roots to grow, but it is fun to use glass so you can observe the progress of the plant. The container doesn’t need to be very deep but high curved sides can help support the plant and keep it from flopping over. Many hydroponic orchid growers also use clay pebbles in the bottom to help support roots and rise the crown from the moisture to prevent rot. The medium might seem to be straightforward – water – but there are good and bad types. Some municipalities treat their water until it is laden with chemicals and can be quite toxic to plants. A better route is using rainwater, or distilled. It is important to use tepid water to avoid shocking the plant.

Some growers simply leave their orchid in the water all the time with weekly or biweekly water changes. Others swear by soaking the orchid for 2 days and then allowing it to dry for 5 days.

one could set up most orchids to grow in water as long as there was oxygen exchanged. For instance, if the water was re-circulated or had a splash fountain or a bubbler we believe we could grow totally in water– as long as we keep the plant above the water and the roots in the water.

sources

http://hoalacanh.com/blog/2016/03/16/water-culture/
http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/general-orchid-culture/5493-orchid-water-culture.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/growing-orchids-in-water.htm

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Catasetum Orchid

The Catasetum orchid genus has unisexual flowers, either male or female (they look different); which type appears is controlled by the lighting. If grown in low lighting like a Phalaenopsis, male flowers will appear; if grown in high lighting like a Cattleya they’ll have female flowers. The two flower types look different, so there will probably be one or the other that you’re looking for for the particular species you’re growing. (The male flowers are usually preferred, as they often have small, green, hooded female flowers.)

catasetum

For this particular family of orchids, after blooming occurs the plant goes into a dormancy/resting period where the leaves WILL YELLOW and DROP. This is completely normal. This resting period allows the plant to conserving its energy for the next growing cycle. Watering should also be reducing during dormancy.
Which type of flower a plant produces is determined by the conditions under which it grows. Male and female flowers are markedly different in size and color. At first, taxonomists even thought they were dealing with different species, a puzzle which Charles Darwin resolved when writing Fertilisation of Orchids. There are rare cases in which a single plant in intermediate conditions will produce both male and female flowers.
Many of these species are known to germinate in ant nests high in the canopy and host ant colonies, which provide the plants with an abundant supply of nitrogen, and they also host ants in cultivation frequently. Most of these species are considered moderately difficult to maintain in cultivation without a greenhouse or wardian case and some of them defy cultivation. Most of them cannot tolerate dryness and some of them have very specific temperature requirements. Some of these species are ant plants and attract ant colonies and can become a nuisance in cultivation.

http://www.orchid-care-tips.com/catasetum.html
http://www.akatsukaorchid.com/store/pg/50-Catasetum-Relatives-Care.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catasetum
http://www.aos.org/orchids/culture-sheets/catasetum.aspx
http://catasetinae5.blogspot.in/p/introduction-to-catasetinae.html

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Spathoglottis

Common name for Spathoglottis is “Ground Orchids” even though there are several
other genera that can be planted directly in the ground as landscape plants. These orchids are terrestrials found in the tropics of Asia. Flowering should occur throughout the year on the most modern hybrids / clones since they were bred for more compact foliage and larger more colorful flowers.

spa-white

Spathoglottis-White

spa-yellow20hybrid

Spa-yellow hybrid

spa-plicata

spa-plicata

Watering

Spathoglottis require good drainage in the media, so after a thorough watering allow the media to dry on top but you do not want the container to dry out altogether. Do not allow to sit in water.
Temperature

Spathoglottis are generally “warm” growing plants liking temperatures up to the high 30 ̊ C and they can tolerate temperatures down into the upper 15 ̊ C.
Potting media 

The plants are very forgiving as to the potting media. The mix should very free draining but holds more moisture than regular media for epiphytic orchids. Do not
bury the pseudobulbs.

Blooming

Blooms typically are produced when the pseudobulbs mature.

More

http://houseplants.about.com/od/Plant-Profiles-May-2014/fl/SpathoglottismdashGrowing-Spathoglottis-Orchids.htm

http://www.gardenguides.com/83162-care-spathoglottis-plant.html

https://photoplusbyritasim.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/spathoglottis-plicata-ground-orchid-3/

Growing Ground Orchids: How To Care For Spathoglottis Garden Orchids

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Mokara Care

Mokara (Mkra)

mkra-charkuan20orangeMokara.Charkuan orange

mkra-omyai20orange20mutant

MOKARA.OMYAI ORANGE MUTANT

Mokara (Mkra), Intergeneric hybrids between Arachnis × Ascocentrum × Vanda

Mokara  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures.so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

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Aerides Orchids Care

Aerides (Aer), known commonly as cat’s-tail orchids and fox brush orchids.
Aerides  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures. so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

Aerides rosea

Aerides Rosea

Aerides rosea is a species of orchid. Native to China, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Information

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Aerides_rosea
http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_rosea

photo
http://www.justtropicals.com/show_species.php?species_id=159

aerides_lawrencea

Aer.Lawrencea

Aerides Lawrencea plants found growing in philippines

information

http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_lawrenceae

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Dendrobium Care

Shade

Required 50% shade.
Dendrobium can tolerate full morning sun followed by an afternoon of shade.
Watering

Daily in the morning. which we do in our condition ( kerala, india ) make sure medium is almost dry out between watering. Check the medium with your finger – if you feel moisture do not water.
Fertilizer

When your orchid is blooming, fertilizer is not needed. we using Green care 30:10:10 for small plants ( we used two times in a week) and Green Care – 13:27:27 for big plants. one time in a week.
humidity.

in very hot conditions it good to provide humidity by Humidity tray or some other means.

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