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Old 04-16-2021, 09:41 PM
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Soaking sounds like what I've been doing. I fill up a plastic Tupperware container with distilled water then I take the plastic pot with the orchid in it out of the decorative pot and place it in the Tupperware with the water in it, and it usually goes up almost to the top, with about 1cm of bark above the water. I leave it there for about 10-15 min, then let it drain. I appreciate the feedback, It is very possible I am not watering it frequently enough or in the right way.
Okay, thanks for the clarification. I know some people who use primarily sphagnum moss have mentioned watering from the bottom and letting the moss take up the water, but yours is potted in primarily bark, which wouldn't work the same way, so I just wanted to be sure, but soaking the way you describe sounds fine. Follow Roberta's advice above about frequency of watering. With time, you'll learn just by the feel of the pot when it's ready for more water. Also, if you can see any of the roots at the sides of the plastic inner pot, when the color lightens to a silvery-gray instead of a light green, that's another indication.
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You can learn a lot here in a sticky thread about learning to grow Phals. From the left yellow menu choose Forums, then Beginners. Near the top click on The Phal abuse stops here.
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You can learn a lot here in a sticky thread about learning to grow Phals. From the left yellow menu choose Forums, then Beginners. Near the top click on The Phal abuse stops here.
That sticky rocks! It was the first I read when I bought the first phal and it has helped tremendously definitely worth the read!
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