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Old 09-12-2015, 05:52 PM
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Hey everyone!
To pot or repot...
So the orchids are still alive. Amazing! Here are some pics with new growth. New leaves aren't as big as the other ones. But there are new roots growing so they seem happy. Probably shouldn't fix something that isn't broken, but I wonder if the small one should get a bigger pot? Just seems to be a lot of roots. Any advice?
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:51 PM
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It won't hurt to repot it, it'll just grow more to accommodate the space! It sure looks happy and healthy (:
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:48 AM
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I just ordered an orchid, paleanopsis, and would love some watering advise.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:47 PM
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The roots you have circled in the picture look like air roots, because these orchids are basically parasitic plants that live in the upper canopy (they do not have what we would normally call roots in the soil) they use these air roots not only to help cling to the host plant, but to collect water as well and are best left exposed.

Also, I've discovered most orchids like a light misting in the morning, I guess to them (even though they are far removed from their jungle cousins) they are still designed to catch and absorbs morning dew as a water source.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bloomingminds View Post:
I just ordered an orchid, paleanopsis, and would love some watering advise.
Hi bloomingminds,

I normally give 3-4 ounces of water per plant, once a week. Depending upon the size of your plant/pot and the number of hours in the sunlight, I would try to give less... You don't want to overwater them. I have two for about 4 years now and I get about 3 flowerings per year...

Good Luck!
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:10 PM
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Thank you, I talked to a man in California that I purchased from and he said give them a turkey baster full once a week with fertilizer every other week using 20-20-20.

Put on window ledge with no outdoors during winter.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:11 PM
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What are yours planted in? Moss or bark?
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:23 PM
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Fertilizer may be an overkill...I never fertilized my plants..and still going strong!!

I like to keep my orchids in moss...keeps moisture better, hence less watering...I also have my plants near the window facing West.

These were just taken last week...both are in full bloom!
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:31 PM
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Wow, I sure hope I have good luck. Those are beautiful!
Do you know anything about clivia miniata? They are related to amaryllis and I have great luck with amaryllis, but I'm scared to death of the clivia. Supposed to use soulless potting mix and I'm new to that.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:39 PM
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clivia is woodland native plant...semi dry and semi shaded...If you know Bonsai...Clivia would not be a problem.... Mimic the woodland ground cover...mulch, woodchips...etc.. Don't need compost or fertilizer....I do mix in vermiculite with mulch a little..
Again..minimal water as they can conserve water very well...

Soulless???LOL!!!
I HOPE YOUR POTTING MIX IS SOULLESS!!
Good Luck!!
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:42 PM
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Swype gets me every time! I'm sure you know I meant soil less. �� jokes on me ...
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:46 PM
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Absolutely!!
I'm just itching to get out and plant something...
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:06 PM
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We got a good laugh out of that one! Digging in the dirt is therapeutic ... Go get dirty!

Talk again soon, David
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