Care - Watering
watering is the #1 killer of orchids.
tolerate wind, rain, and long
cling to rocks and trees,
their roots are completely exposed to the elements, waiting for the
next rain shower.
copy nature, commercial nurseries grow orchids in mixtures of bark,
husks, styrofoam chips and other materials. All these potting materials
make correct watering difficult. What holds water? What doesn't?
materials also vary depending on where your orchid was grown (Hawaii,
Florida, Taiwan, ???). It's not unusal to see two identical orchids
growing in completely different potting mixes because growers use
whatever material is the cheapest and works best for
them. That might be styrofoam and coconut husks if your orchid
was grown in Florida, or sphagnum moss if it was grown in
Taiwan. Growers rarely think about what works best for you!
Orchids growing in
Orchids growing on
rocks - no soil here!
The material your orchid is growing in
is the most important element to
correct watering. No
watering orchids is a mystery - even
experienced hobbyists have trouble getting it
Hydroponic System replaces
all those mysterious potting materials with a single, easy to use
growing media that works for all orchids.,
||Here's how our
hydroponic system works ...
Pour water into pot at the top. Water passes through the pebbles to the
bottom. Water gauge tells you how much.
The capillary properties of the LECA pebbles "wick" the
moisture up to the plant's roots gently and evenly.
Air circulates through the open spaces between the pebbles as the
moisture move up to the roots.
This combination of air and moisture creates an ideal environment for
A Word About
orchids grow where moisture and
nutrients can be scarce.
supplied by tree bark, bird droppings, and any other
organic matter that happens to come
their way. To
survive in this
environment, they must adapt to living on a slim diet
At home, too much
orchids than too little. I've
never seen an orchid die from a lack
your plant is ailing, the last thing it needs is more fertilizer!
nutrition can be difficult with traditional potting materials.
can you get the nutrients right when watering is a
Our Hydroponic System makes complete
nutrition easy. Just add a few drops of our nutrient solution to the
every time you water. Your plant will get everything it needs for
healthy growth and big beautiful flowers.