Hydroponic success

As it comes from a narrow valley in Atlantic forest Neomarica mauroi needs high air humidity to grow properly. Usually I keep them in an acrylic glass box. All attempts outside with plants in soil failed.

Then I tried hydroculture, planted in expanded clay pellets and fed with Ion exchange resin beads (Lewatit HD 50) and a somewhat wider cachepot so that humidification coulld take place. And it worked! The plant seems to be surrounded by a microclimate that is enough for her, growing and flowering.

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Start flowering in the morning


Place on window shelf


Completely opened flower at noon

Today’s fun!

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