So a whole bunch of the little flask babies I ordered from Equatorial Plants last summer got to move out of the nursery this week. It was a pretty big job, but really fun to see how much the little guys have grown in about 9 months. It is almost like giving birth, well I […]
Yesterday I treated the entire apartment, well that was an overstatement, I treated all the flower pots, orchid pots and vivariums at least with nematodes. Waging war on the Sciaridae. I have not really seen any of them around the apartment, but they absolutely love my nano-vivarium and my flaskbaby nurseries (mini-greenhouses) where it is […]
Today was spring cleaning in the nano vivarium. I took the whole thing apart, cleaned out the watering system and polished the tube. To do that I had to lift out the whole EpiWeb wall/branch assembly which gave me a good opportunity to go over and inspect each plant since that is really hard to […]
One of the mini orchids from O&M is bloming now in the nano. It came in bud so I cannot claim the honor, but it is quite lovely!!
The flask baby project is progressing nicely… here you see the Phalaenopsis amboinensis babies.
The UK kids from Equatorial Plants are growing slowly… oh so slowly. For some you can see clear growth, especially Cattleya schilleriana and D. cyanocentrum. Even Paph. bellatulum and Phal. amboinensis (in the picture) are looking good, some are growing faster than […]
Finally the mini orchids from O&M are in! Well some are perhaps not very mini… they may have to move out as soon as I get a larger growing cabinet. It was a big job but I am very happy wit the reslult! I am also thrilled to find that moss has started to grow […]
Today, I had to replant all my orchid flask babies. I learned that the aluminum baking trays I was usng for pots, when put in water on leca do not last… do not know what causes it, but the bottom is entirely “eroded”. Then of course, the moss is wicking up too much water. So […]
I have been debating weather I need to add some ventilation to the nano orchidarium… Most of the time RH is right at 100% and I am afraid I might get a problem with mold in the future. Right now the 80mm fan is set for 12V and is doing a great job, but once […]
The mini-orchid order from Orchids & More has turned into somewhat of a farce… I wanted to get one quick last order in this season before it started getting to cold, and here we are 6 weeks later… Oh well. O&M are being nice about it so I am feeling good despite the wait. They […]
So I am a little disappointed over the functionality of the clay pipe actually… In my estimation it did not leech out a whole lot of water for the orchids, and what little did was promptly dried up by the fan. I turned the 80mm computer fan up to 12V since I saw that some […]