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Old 05-26-2023, 03:03 PM
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I have a coelogyne mooreana that came to me in coconut fiber (the long stuff that looks like straw, not the stuff that looks like woodchips) and the plant seemed to have been grown quite well. I honestly don't know much about it, so I have a hard time knowing when to water, so I am thinking of changing it into a media I know more about, orchiata, while the new growth is being produced. But it made me think, I don't really know what grade of bark and what kind of watering schedule to give it. Should I do the size I use for pahphs to be always wet? Or the larger bark I use with dendrobiums? Same question for coelogyne unchained melody, which is a primary hybrid of cristata and flaccida.
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Old 05-26-2023, 04:55 PM
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Coelogynes like lots of water and prefer not to dry out. I wouldn't use bark unless you have time to check it every day.
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Hi. My Unchained Melody and xyrekes are in sphag. moss and lawrenciana and usitana are in med. bark with some moss. Obviously the first 2 stay moist longer and the others need a bit more attention but all are doing very well. Don't let yours dry out excessively as this is growing time.
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Thanks for the advice guys! I was thinking the quite small "classic" size of bark that dries out at the bottom of the pot for me at the end of a week. The top half gets dry sooner, though (I use mostly clear pots). Should I mix spaghnum into that or just go for pure spaghnum that stays moist all week like I do with stanhopea?
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"Goes dry" might mean the plant sucks it up or it evaporates into the air. Phals. don't use a lot of water. Coelogynes do.
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Good news everyone: it turned out I had two divisions in one pot (seller only promised one division, I got a bonus one, previously I had thought I just got an extra large one) so I didn't have to choose. I put one in spaghnum, the other in fine bark with some spaghnum around the roots. Let's see how it goes.
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Good news everyone: it turned out I had two divisions in one pot (seller only promised one division, I got a bonus one, previously I had thought I just got an extra large one) so I didn't have to choose. I put one in spaghnum, the other in fine bark with some spaghnum around the roots. Let's see how it goes.
I know it has only been a few months, but I'm curious what the results are so far. I just picked up a bare-rooted pandurata and am trying to decide how to pot it.
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Good quality sphagnum was the clear winner. It's doing great and the other one is dead!
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