Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by Izhar » May 25th, 2015, 11:14 am

Beautiful collection..

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by hnasir » May 25th, 2015, 11:23 pm

M Farooq wrote:Your water lilies and orchids are amazing, mashallah. Could you share the complete picture of the container of your water lilies?
Farooq bhai I am using two types of containers-
1. A simple gamla but a huge one with a top diameter of 2 feet and a height of about 2.5 feet. It is being used for waterlilies as they need atleast 6 inches of water above their growing tips.
2. A clay container made for waterlilies but because it is shallower, I have planted a lotus in it (though they have yet to bloom). These types are also good for the hyacinths.

All containers have fish and gladly there is no mosquito problem! I'll take a picture for you tmrw.

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by hnasir » May 25th, 2015, 11:45 pm

Syed Adnan wrote:Excellent collection, I do grow a few Orchids all are Phals , what potting medium are you using for these . My Phals cannot tolerate much Sun so I got them burnt badly last month. What's your Orchid feed and how often ?
Thank you :) .. Adnan bhai I had three phals- I killed one, the other was in the ICU but is now recovering well, the third is doing okay. I killed the first with too much sun- burnt all the leaves in one day! The second died because of overwatering I experimented with sphagnum moss as the medium it stayed too wet. The third is in charcoal chunks (koila we use for bbq). It is doing well. I use koila for all my orchids the reason being:
1. It is cheap and easily available.
2. Good drainage! It does dry out faster and it suits my watering schedule i.e. every other day (Sphagnum/peat remain wet for weeks).
3. It is airy- other mediums suffocate the roots and orchids love airy roots.

For orchid feeding I use a 20-20-20 water sol fertilizer at quarter to half strength once a week, and foliar spray once a week in the growing phase. I increase foliar when the flowering stems are coming out till the bloom- larger flowers. When they are resting, I use no fertilizer but A/C water (which is close to distilled) to water them to flush out all the salts.

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by KBW » May 26th, 2015, 4:34 pm

What a fabulous collection. Absolutely fantastic and an eye candy :)

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by Syed Adnan » May 27th, 2015, 12:29 am

:D I am keeping one of my Orchid without Medium and it's going we'll :D

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by khabbab » May 27th, 2015, 9:50 am

Beautiful. I grew lots of daylilies once, even got few tubers from Kew gardens UK as a gift. Then discarded when dengue invaded. I was never good at keeping fish in bowl. My waterlilies were always in full sun and every fortnight a sprinkle of grow more fertilizer.
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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by hnasir » May 27th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Khabab bhai how did you fertilize them?

Fish in a bowl is very different and yes you're right- they're bound to die in a bowl mostly.. But my fish are flourishing :)

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Re: Orchids and a few waterlilies (long overdue!)

Post by khabbab » May 28th, 2015, 10:50 am

I used grow more 20-20-20 which we bought in bulk few years ago.
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