Orchids for a brackish terrarium

garyfla_gw(10 Florida)February 22, 2011


Are there any species that would grow in these conditions??. Will be on the low side but still have SALT lol gary

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highjack(z6 KY)

Gary I don't have an answer for you but it is nice to see you back on the forum. How are you feeling?


    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 6:25AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi Brooke
Seem to be doing pretty good feeling MUCH better and have passed all my tests. Have tremendously downsized the stuff I keep which helps lol Sold all but 3 of my birds ,cut my plant collection in half and eliminated one pond. Been working on a 150 terrarium as well as a large fish tank which is what led me to the above question lol.
Seen some fantastic setups on the net but had never thought of "brackish" though I"ve kept sw reefs for many years but I'm guessing SW and orchids don't mix?? lol

    Bookmark   February 24, 2011 at 4:08AM
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How about ghost orchids?

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 8:02PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Gary, have you tried googling Mangroves+orchids. There is a Dockrillia that can be found around these parts growing on rocks just above the highest tide mark, must get some salt spray in rough weather.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 9:19PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Ghosts are limited to the Faxahatchee swamp which to my knowlege is FW but will check that out
Dockrillia never heard of it but will pass the info on .
My suggestion was to forget about the orchid family particularly in a smaller setup tons of other choices in the plant kingdom for sure.
I suspect than even if there are such orchids finding them is going to be a tough order lol. Oh well
Thanks for the input will check them out even if it's just to satisfy my own curiosity gary

    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 6:53AM
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