THE ART OF HYDRATION

UNGLAZED RAKU ORCHID POTTERY with HYDRATION TRAY,  spiritlinepottery.com

Watering orchids is an art, a science, and a growth process for the plants and their humans alike.
Every orchid species has a story to tell.
When we take the time to listen, 
the exchange becomes a meditation on peace, beauty and balance.
A healthy balance of air and water
is easier to achieve in a hothouse, but not all of us have this kind of space.

DENDROBIUM EKAPOL in RAKU O-POT
grown by: CE HUNT of Sacramento Orchid Society

Other types of indoor humidity are possible
even in Arizona, or @ New Years in Seattle
when it's pouring outside, but dry indoors with the heat on.
I love avid, Pacific Northwest orchid growers 
whose passion for cultivation has few boundaries.
They have small, brightly-lit nylon greenhouses
right in the middle of their super warm, 
VERY humid living rooms. 
I admire their devotion--and their thriving plants
(as I trip over a bag of growing medium).

I'm a ceramicist in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest
who makes 'pottery homes' for orchids and their owners.
Part of the art of growing orchids rests
in a hydration system that's beautifully functional.

Our unglazed orchid pots are infused with carbon
from the raku kiln firing process. 
They are naturally colored, and each has unique flame patterns. 
We never stain with India ink,
and only "smoke" the pottery with organic cedar shavings.
The newspapers we use are printed with soy ink.


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Unglazed Orchid Pot, spiritlinepottery.com

Our raku O-Pots wick water.

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UNGLAZED ORCHID POT,  spiritlinepottery.com


There's a built-in ring for activated charcoal to keep water in the hydration tray fresh.
We suggest using clean aquarium gravel or polished stones.

More gravel = more humidity in the air
Less gravel = more water wicking to the pot
No gravel = wet and dry cycles

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UNGLAZED ORCHID POT, HYDRATION TRAY, spiritlinepottery.com


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