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Old 11-27-2019, 05:56 PM
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What is the best potting option for Aerides Pussadi (falcata x odorata)? I have a small plant that will be growing outdoors. I知 thinking of potting it up in a Vanda basket. For media I can do bark, rock, or moss. I have a temperature tolerant Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz doing fine in rock but I have my Neos in moss. I知 not sure what the best media would be for this one.
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Aerides likes high humidity in the root zone.

I grow mine in a greenhouse in NJ, in Vanda baskets filled with a spaghnum/bark mix (3:1). That allows me to get by with one watering a week in winter, and two in summer.
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My Neos are doing well in moss, too. I know that others say "pack it" but for my watering practice (frequent) I find that looser moss is preferable, giving lots of air, and drying out faster. For less frequent watering, I expect that tighter-packed moss would be beneficial. So whatever works best for you.
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Just remembered that I have a photo of a very happy Aerides odorata in my mix:
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Thanks for the replies! I had to put it in something and from what I read, it sounded like the Vanda/rock option would be best so that痴 what I went with. We池e getting rain so it should be happy through the winter. If it suffers when things start drying out, I値l move it to a moss / bark mix.
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