Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

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AroidsNOrchids
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Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby AroidsNOrchids » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:58 pm

These are the non-orchid plants that I have personally grown in this manner and have had good results with so far:
  • Aspidistra
  • Spider plants and Chlorophytum 'Fireflash'
  • Christmas Amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum)
  • African violets (especially if you start them as a leaf cutting in it)
  • Cane Begonias
  • Hoya (various species)
  • Croton
  • Gardenia (yes, GARDENIA - root some cuttings in water and try it - I feel that one reason so many people have trouble growing gardenia indoors is that it is hard to get the watering right)
  • Adenium
  • Pothos
  • Monstera deliciosa
  • Peace lily
  • Jade Plants
  • Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
  • Sansevieria (Sans. masoniana AKA "Mason Congo" in particular but I do not see any reason to think any other Sans wouldn't tolerate it just as well)
  • Ledebouria socialis
  • Anthurium hybrid (the type grown for flowers)
  • Calamondin citrus and kumquat trees
I am currently waiting to see how Ficus elastica, several Aglaonema , Ficus lyrata, and Radermachera sinica tolerate the transition. I am cautiously optimistic about Aglaonema since they do so well growing in just water. So far, I have found that just about any plant that is capable of rooting in a glass of water will take to semi hydro well.

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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby deved26 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:01 am

Hi, I am still transitioning my inherited orchid collection to SH with mixed success. What are some of your successfut transitioning tricks for non-orchid species? Will try you gardenia advice since that "trouble" includes myself. Would you, in general, say that Ray's advice about transitioning during "new root" growth follows generally for house plants? Thanks

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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby raybark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:54 pm

I really haven't delved into the "why" behind it, but the roots of terrestrial plants seem to be a great deal more adaptable than do those of orchids. I have found no need to root anything in water, or wait for any particular stage of growth with terrestrials - take them out of the pot, wash off the soil with a garden hose, and pot 'me up.

It may be that their root systems are far more extensive, in relation to the size of the plant, or that the roots grow so much more rapidly. Plus, we must not forget that most terrestrial plants can grow in a relatively wide range of conditions, while orchids, being so much farther down the evolutionary trail, have much more specific niches of conditions they require.
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Diane21juin
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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby Diane21juin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:54 pm

Any tips for a peace lily, i had it in hearth for at least 3 years and a few days ago i have decided to try in semi hydro, the leaves are still green but they looks like they need water, you know instead of being straight in the pot they are droopy. What should i do? Please i need help!

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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby raybark » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:40 pm

Water the daylights out of it! You cannot overwater it.
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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby Diane21juin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Thank you for your quick response, i'll do it! Very helpful, another thing do i put fertilizer each time i water the plant, i do have Bionik, a seaweed fertilizer.

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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby raybark » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:01 am

I don't know the Bionik product, so cannot advise you about that, but I'd not use any fertilizer for the first month, but I would recommend the use of a good root growth stimulant for the first few waterings.
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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby Diane21juin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Hello Ray,

On the label it is written: Help reduce stress, boosts plant germination growth and flowering. Stimulates new roots growth.

It contains :

N ( total nitrogene) 0.9%
P.O. (Available phosphoric acid) 0.2%
K.O. (Soluble potash) 2.8%
Ca (Calcium) 1.1%
Mg (Magnesium) 0.6%

one tea spoon in one liter of water

From those info what do you think, should i use that product when i water my plant?

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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby raybark » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 am

It would be fine to use as a fertilizer, but as I said, wait a while. If you want a good stimulant to help it get established, look. Into KelpMax.
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Re: Plants that I have been able to grow in Semi Hydro so far

Postby Diane21juin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks Ray!


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