Hydro Office Schefflera

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)October 4, 2013

Hi Folks,

Figured it's high time to share this Hydro experiment. It's my office plant. I'm in open reception area w/no windows. I grow these in cups of water w/ Leca stones. I take them to a small office w/windows to get light on the weekends (I joke they go to their country house for the weekends). Been doing this for about 2 yrs. now.

Recently, I trimmed the roots back a bunch & added fertilizer to the water. Wanted to try & given them a leg up going into Fall.

another view, unwinding these roots to trim 'em

This is mostly roots nesting some Leca stones they've grown around.

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dellis326 (Danny)

Nice Karen!

Here's mine, I've had it going for about 3-4 years now. started out as just a couple of broken off branch tips with only a few leaves each. I use a general purpose hydroponics nutrient solution and it gets no direct sun but bright light most of the day.


    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 9:06AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Gosh Danny, that's quite nice & an impressive size for Hydro grown. Very handsome, good work!

Mine are like dwarves next to yours.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 5:22PM
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dellis326 (Danny)

Hi Karen, Thanks!

I didn't get much growth out of them at first and then after about 8 or 9 months they really started to go. I believe it was because I am using a complete formula hydroponics nutrient solution (General Hydroponics 3-part) rather than a regular house plant fertilizer.

I pretty much just leave it alone, I've never unpotted it so I don't know what the roots look like.

This post was edited by dellis326 on Sun, Oct 13, 13 at 23:39

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 9:31PM
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