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Old 09-26-2018, 07:22 AM
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Hi guys,

So this little beauty arrived today! The flowers look as amazing as I was hoping. A couple are slightly damaged from the journey but overall looks lovely.

Couple of questions:

1. The media does not look coarse, it looks almost like compost (perhaps coco coir?) although I haven't dug around much. Should I repot in a coarser bark medium? Or do they prefer a medium that retains more moisture?

2. Is it supposed to be so raised up by the pseudobulbs? I know the pseudobulbs shouldn't be buried obviously but I wasn't expecting it to be raised like this? Does it look OK?

Finally, wish me luck as I've never had one of these before!!!

Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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Zygos do like to be on the damp side. Choice of medium should be dictated by your conditions and how much time you have to water. They are more like a Cymbidium or Oncidium in water requirement than, for instance, a Cattleya. This one could use repotting after it finishes blooming - the roots really would rather be in the medium, But they do tend to be climbers/wanderers so you do have to put them back into the pot occasionally.
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