How time flies. It's about two months since I mentioned I was returning to growing orchids indoors after a break of over a decade. I bought a vivarium / terrarium to house miniature orchids and built a top to hold the lighting which would be needed:
All the lighting is LED which keeps the buying and running cost down and are very cool running so I don't have to worry about overheating. The lid is deep enough that the lamps cannot be seen directly. There is a mesh strip built in the front of the case, just below the glass doors and an added computer fan at the top gives some needed air movement.
Three large lamps give strong red and blue light needed for growth and flowering. Two small white lamps for evening viewing and the blue strip gives a pleasant moonlight effect at night.
Centre and left are miniature Phalaenopsis which I purchased in flower and on the right a Disa Unifoam which has grown and just started flowering in the terrarium:
The fun is now bringing on the other plants to flowering condition. They are sprayed each morning with a fine mist of rain water and the pots watered as needed.
Headley Heath Fieldtrip.
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