Experiments with HYDROPONICS MILTONIA -Update.

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Hi friends of orchids, This video show what happened to the roots and leaves after I kept the lower qarter part of the pot submerged in water. I let the wate…

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9 Responses to Experiments with HYDROPONICS MILTONIA -Update.

  1. This is called semi-hydroponic. Do a Google Search for “first rays semi
    hydro”

    DBofTLP
    April 27, 2014 at 9:46 am
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  2. Does Miltonia like it wetter vs phalaenopsis? With the moss constantly wet,
    the phalaenopsis roots will be on the way to Rotdom. lol

    Desmond P T
    April 27, 2014 at 10:44 am
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  3. Be sure that the water level is in the lower part of the pot, and the roots
    are above this level….

    soo neaty
    April 27, 2014 at 11:38 am
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  4. You need to look at the roots. If the leaves look healthy and the bulbs
    wrinkled, then you are underwatering. If the roots are dying or few, then
    you need another medium, maybe mix of clay pellets and moss so it dries out
    after every watering. My experiment here is all moss, and quite moist all
    the time, but I wait for the medium to become semi moist before I water it
    again. And the roots are way above the water line….

    soo neaty
    April 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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  5. Thats just it. I did not know thats how wet Miltonia likes it… True..
    Phals in these conditions would rot for sure!

    soo neaty
    April 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm
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  6. This is very interesting SooNeaty keep the updates coming :)

    PlantzNThings
    April 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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  7. Wauw…I shall certainly try this method with my Miltonia SooNeaty, because
    it isn’t doing very good since I bought it two months ago. All the spikes
    with flowers turned out brown. Samantha told me to check the roots and
    overpot it. I will do so and use your system. Didnot really know that
    Miltonia loves to kept wet..I watered it onxe a week and was not happy
    about the leaves. They were closing down..:-(.

    Mon Chi
    April 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm
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  8. Thanks David Broome, I checked out that excellent article. He uses clay or
    other particles, not moss, so I am wondering if this moss medium may be too
    wet. We will wait and see what happens, I am tempted to get rid of the moss
    and use clay pellets instead….. !

    soo neaty
    April 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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  9. Hi soo neaty. I want to try this method on my miltoniopsis cause ive been
    watering twice a week but the bulbs look dehydrated and now im planning on
    watering it every other day. If i transfer it to a moss medium, do they
    like it moist like that? Cause i dont want to rot the roots either. The
    leave on my miltoniopsis looks healthy but the bulbs are dehydrated..

    amiel polidario
    April 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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