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Unread 10-23-2012, 04:04 PM
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Hi, i have an Just Add Ice orchid and am not sure if ice is actually bad or good for my orchid. Should I be using room temperature water instead?
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Unread 10-23-2012, 04:10 PM
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Ice cube watering

There is a discussion about this in this board. No, you shouldn't water with ice. But for a better explanation on why you can go to the other thread. Hope this helps!
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I dont advice ice for orchids, they are tropical plants and frost or the cold will not be tolerated by the roots

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Orchids by nature get drenched with monsoon rains and in the hot dry season they depend on morning dew (hence the idea of ice slowly watering the roots)....but this is a very good marketing hype but not advisable for beginners....
I put my plants under the faucet of a sink and drench them wet then I let them drip and position them in my windowsill....I have tried ice recently and it almost killed my Phal....the roots are not used to cold ice cubes....so I just drench them on my sink once a week instead of getting three ice cubes everyday to melt on them
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The ice method is a scam. I can't count how many orchids have been killed by the so called ICE Method. DO NOT ATTEMPT unless you want your plant to die. Plus tell whomever you got that advice from that they are gravely mistaken!
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Thanks Andrew for your answer to my post on Dendronium nobiles.
I was in Morrisons store in England yesterday lots of Phals there, I watched an employee pouring ice into the orchids that were in a presentation wrap, I questioned her and she said they staff were trained to do it that way, the ice was all over the roots and leaves.
Ian
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