Repotting Oncidium -
Oncidium into Hydroponics can bring dramatic results. These plants
require generous amounts of water during the growing season but their
roots will rot if kept too wet. This means frequent waterings (almost
every day in the summer) and a potting mix that drains
With our system Oncidium
is a large and diverse family
of plants. Some look similar; others look radically
different. All are comfortable with Hydroponics.
|Here's a healthy Oncidium looking for a new (and
bigger) grow pot. Perfect choice to illustrate repotting
oncidium into hydroponics.
always start by rinsing LECA pebbles with clear water to wash away the
dust from shipping. Then soak pebbles overnight in a solution of 2-3
TBS of K-L-N Rooting Solution per gallon of water. KLN promotes new
root growth while resisting disease.
Save soaking solution for watering new transplant later.
grow pot and inspect the roots. As you can
see, this plant has lots of healthy roots.
roots and removing old potting media can be a project with
mature Oncidiums like this one. Chop sticks are the perfect
tool for removing imbedded bark chips. Remember, remove
away any rooting or discolored roots. Be aggressive!
times we remove almost all of the existing roots.
bottom of culture pot with pebbles from soaking.
plant toward the back of the
culture pot with new growth facing
front (notice new growth tip in the center). This gives the
plenty of room for new growth to mature. Add more pebbles.
Tap down pebbles to eliminate air gaps.
Water Gauge into culture pot and set plant in Outer
Pot. There's a good looking plant!