[pleurothallid-l] Re: Wardian Case Plans

Marquis & Jennifer Hodes m_jhodes at ix.netcom.com
Fri Mar 11 01:56:36 EST 2005

> Michael Sandven wrote:

> Does anyone know where I can find details for building a DIY case
> suitable for these types of orchids?

Before you undertake a major construction project you might like to try out 
my solution and see if you want to go the whole 10.5 yards.

Try obtaining one of these:  (note this is only one source for this item - 
I just happened to know where to find it here)


for humidity I use one of these:


the # M001 fitted with K002 and K003 and K011

in a bucket of water.

I also have a clip on fan (also from Charley's Greenhouse) to keep up a 
good air circulation.

Mine is set up indoors adjacent to a large glass patio door and receives 
bright, indirect light.

This setup will allow you to grow a variety of pleurothallids and other 
miniature, moisture-loving orchids.  You'd be surprised how many minis you 
can fit on the shelves, even allowing ample space for the bucket and fans 
and to not have anything in the direct blast of air from the fans.

Good Luck,

Marquis Z. Hodes, MD, PhD

Too much stuff about to bloom to list it all but the current in-bloom 
favorite is a Notylia barkeri with what seems to be a hundred tiny flowers 
on a single 3-4 inch inflorescence.

PS:  You might also like to look at: 
 http://www.tallyorchid.org/orcharium/index.htm for how someone else (Prem 
Subrahmanyam) did it.

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