Post by JB_orchidguy on Aug 10, 2013 1:36:33 GMT 7
Orchids should be repotted right away. Especially when acquired from Walmart grocery store ect. Reason being is they normally pack so much LFS into the pot to keep it stable during transport and setup at the store that it takes out most of the air pockets orchids need. Remember thea for the most part are epiphytes. The need a definite wet dry cycle. Grocery store buys are usually potted all wrong. Best to repot to inspect the roots if you want to maintain the plant. I tell people to water sparingly till flowers fall then repot.
And if you buy it at Lowes, home depot, grocery store or Walmart you can rest assured its a fairly easy plant to grow. They are mass cloned plants. You would have to wory if you buy from a nursery or orchid grower. Then you could come across more tricky species.
I have found bulbophylums the easiest here, but i'm in a tropical climate, another is crusafix orchids, they are easy here in North QLD Au and i have rellies with them growing on trees in Newcastle (Near Sydney) so dramatic temp variation doesn't seem to phase them, and i find that i can grow them in a tray, tied to a palm or citrus tree (where only rain waters them) or under a balcony where they are bone dry all winter.
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mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
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lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
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