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Old 28-01-2003, 12:46 AM
Gareth Wills
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Default Epidendrum keikis

Washed river gravel or pebbles is what a friend uses. He even mixes those
with spaghnum moss to grow his phals. No pH problems there.
"Geir Harris Hedemark" wrote in message
"Ray @ First Rays Orchids" writes:
If the medium you used is very light or substantially spherical, it may

tough to get sufficiently stable. Look around for a brand that's more
irregular in shape, and it will lock-in faster.

It is. No other brands are easily available. Do you think mixing with
marble chips would be an option? They don't retain water, but they are
heavy and irregularily shaped.

I guess I could also use a lump hammer to break the spheres up a bit.