Added by on 2016-09-06

Hey everyone! In this video, I show a cattleya, a dendrobium, and an oncidium being repotted into a semi-hydroponic mix. The media is clay pellets or sometimes called “hydroton clay” and it is very lightweight and airy. This is my first try, so learn while I learn, and expect updates! Enjoy! Here is a link to Ray Barklow’s website – the person who developed the technique: Semi-Hydroponics™ Basics Related PostsWhy growing orchids in semi hydroponics is NOT for meHow to Set Up Hydroponic Orchids : Hydroponic GardeningPlatrick Blanc Vertical Green Wall Orchids at NYBG 2012Going Hydroponic: 26 Jun 14 UpdateJuice Plus Diet what you get how to use it, why I am going to try itBusch Gardens Tampa Bay Cobra’s Curse Construction Update 3.1.16 Going Face To Fang!

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19 Comments

  • Mimma D'Arbitrio 11 months ago

    kis kis

  • Mimma D'Arbitrio 11 months ago

    :(

  • Mimma D'Arbitrio 11 months ago

    Wich fertilizer to use phalaenopsis ? Thank you .

  • Mimma D'Arbitrio 11 months ago

    Sto soffrendo perchè non capisco purtroppo.

  • komalthecoolk 11 months ago

    I am new to growing orchids and I'm seeing a lot of them being grown oln pieces of wood and bark. Is that a specific technique? Can you point me to some info regarding that?

  • Ellofez 11 months ago

    Hey girl 🙂 hope your doing fantastic . Do cymbidiums like semi hydro ? Please help . Thank you and happy growing.

  • Courier6 11 months ago

    Well, you convinced me. I will try that with my three Phals, they have proven to can take abuse and still thrive, so if they don't like it, they will bounce back^^.
    Potting mix just gets everywhere – and I am curious, since I am a kinda a scientist, too (engineer^^) – and besides, potting mixes are quite expensive, compared to the REUSABLE clay pellets. Your climate is quite similar to mine, so hardware store, here I come … no bark in my sink after soaking would be quite nice #FuckingBark XD

  • Sarah becker 11 months ago

    So how did the plants do?

  • Enrique Goitia 11 months ago

    this is a sure method at least with phalaenopsis orchids. my dad's orchids are crazy with buds and green roots every since we changed to this media.

  • Uk Bus Man 11 months ago

    Just want to say I think you are beautiful 🙂 plants are nice too

  • magnifikris 11 months ago

    Hey Astrid, I just got my first ever zygopetalum, do you think semi hydro is a good setup for her?

  • Kevin Acosta 11 months ago

    is very ffuny hahahaha hydroponic on your as thats corret hahahaha

  • Tapias Feliz 11 months ago

    Hello from Spain! what`s the name of the gatchet to do holes on plastic vases. I`ll be very grateful for your answer

  • LevelD1985 11 months ago

    Hi Astrid, why don't you mount Orchid 3 into the clay pot like at 01:21? It looks nice and natural, better than this plastic sh*t

  • TheCalcarAvis 11 months ago

    hello @astrid your videos really gave me reason to start my own research about semi-hydroponics. i think it is a really good way to keep orchids happy especially the ones that require more moisture and since i have a lot of bulbos i want to give it a try. but i still have a few questions and i can't really find answers on the internet.
    first is about watering itself. how do i know when to water? so far i would water when the sphagnum moss was almost dry so i had quite a good indication when the right time was. but how is it with s/h?
    and my second question is about the LECA and the size of the granules. since my bulbos are all very small species they have a very fragile and thin rootsystem. should i use cley pellets that are smaller? i still have some SERAMIS which is actually the same thing just smaller. but then again i kinda fear that it will hold too much water and suffocate the roots.. help meee 😛 :P

  • lineflyer1 11 months ago

    I watched your video because i had a experimental kratky method , hydro table I did for lettuce with good results.
    I am not hitting on you, I already have a woman, but your hot.

  • Nikola Howard 11 months ago

    Hi Astrid, you mentioned at the very end that it was dirty? You need to rinse the media before you use it, cos where it rolls around in the bag, the outsides wear off on each other, effectively creating clay "sand"…

    Otherwise, looking good! I'm thinking of a full on LECA bead experiment myself, so far I've just used it as a good way to add both air and moisture into a bark mix…

  • MouseLilly 11 months ago

    I am very interested in your outcome I would like to try it also. Curious how you are going about feeding them?

  • DarkDarkPrincess 11 months ago

    hey im new to this, but i believe i linked you in a video, hope thats ok, not sure if i needed permission to do that, its not letting me put the link in this comment, but its on my channel called " semi hydroponics in terra cotta pot pieces? Phalaenosis"