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    Well, I have gotten so many questions about this that I decided to just make a thread.

    I described the idea behind this in some past threads but pictures speak volumes where words can not articulate. So here are the pics:

    I thread a few strands of sphag through the bottom of the half height net pot



    Pot up the plant in live sphag



    And then insert the the basket into a standard pot



    The whole then gets set in a shallow tray (2-3cm deep). I usually let the water dry before adding more and when I do I top water so that the excess whater runs out/down the threaded sphag and keeps the "wick"-effect functional.

    I grow all my Orchidioides section (and the hybrid U. quelchii x humboldtii) this way with the exception of U. jamesoniana. For this plant I use the same basic set-up but instead of live sphag as a media I line the basket with long fibre sphag and then fill with a media of either peat/sand or pine bark mulch. I do this because U. jamesoniana is so small it tends to be overgrown by live sphag.

    Hope you all enjoy
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    was wondering when you were going to do this

    BTW ship what you were planning whenever, ill be around til middle of Oct. than hunting season opens and all bets are off as to my exact wear abouts till the end on Nov must fill several freezers this year and im out of mince meat pie filling
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    and the conditions you grow them in is....what? can any of them be grow well on a windowsill? and does U. longifolia(a part of the group right?) form tubers and go dormant?
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    nope, nope, and nope.

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    oh boy... wait what was the 3rd no for...i only asked two yes/no questons
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    can any of them be grow well on a windowsil? if you have a cool window try alpina, its about the hardiest. good luck finding some though. oddly enough the humboldtii i just got is adapting to an open shelf just fine, didnt think it would but its doing pretty good though the lolons are smaller......

    reguarding longifolia, its not an Orchidioides Utric, not sure where it fits but IIRC its not an Iperua Utric either which is what humboldtii, nephrophylla and nelumbifolia ect are.

    form tubers: nope
    go dormant: nope
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    Not orchidioides, one nope. tubers, second nope, dormant, third nope.

    Beside nope is a fun word. like snorkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Sep. 19 2006,9:53)]Not orchidioides, one nope. tubers, second nope, dormant, third nope.

    Beside nope is a fun word. like snorkel.
    and vodka...i love that word..but hate the drink(now anyways haha)
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