potting orchids

mommy115(9)June 10, 2012

I have read some posts on repotting orchids (I have 2 phaleanopsis)That mention some kind of "net" under or within the roots. I can't find that referenced now. What is this "net", how do I position it correctly, and why does it help?

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jane__ny(9-10)

I don't know what you read about using a net. Some people use packing peanuts to fill the bottom of a pot and put the peanuts in a net bag. I don't know if that's what you read.

Putting a net over drain holes keeps the media from washing out - maybe you read that? You can use netting in a wood basket to hold the media...

Sorry,
Jane

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 7:53PM
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mommy115(9)

Thanks again Jane. I spent a lot of time on the internet today and think what I previously saw was concerning the nets used for semi hydroponics. I'm curious, Have you ever grown phals in a clear orchid pot? It sounds somewhat logical to me as it would be easy to tell when it needed watering. Have you, or anyone else reading this, had any luck with this? I'm also wondering if the "oxygen dual core orchid pots" would work better. I'm going to post a separate post on that question.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 11:45PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

I use clear pots for a lot of orchids. I like to see whats going on too. I also use them for some of my smaller dirt-plants...same reasoning.

Jane

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 12:33AM
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mommy115(9)

I made a lot of calls in my area today and stopped in some nurseries. Can't find the clear pots except on the internet. The S&H for the internet is ridiculous when you only need a couple of pots.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 12:55AM
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jane__ny(9-10)

They are not necessary. You can use Chinese take-out containers or Zip-lock containers. Just cut a bunch of holes in them.

Jane

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 11:17PM
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mommy115(9)

ty I think I will try something like that. First I'll see how they do with my current set up. You are so helpful!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 1:22AM
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