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Old 10-22-2010, 03:52 PM
ardera ardera is offline
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Default Bare Root or Potted?

A friend just gave me her orchids, and one of them is a Vasco Vibbon Velvet 'Perfection'. I live in Colorado, which is rather dry. Would it be better to grow in a pot with bark, or bar root, in a basket?
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:09 PM
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If you choose a basket you will need some sort of medium. In Florida even it gets tough growing bare root during summer. You might want to go with a pot with large coarse medium, but the choice is ultimately up to you. Basically it depends on how often you can water. I have to do twice a day in summer on hot days.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:34 PM
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Bare Root or Potted?

I've got the same plant, really beautiful white/blue flowers. I currently grow mine in a basket with some moss and a bit of bark to contribute moisture. It was nearly bare-root, and in a windowsill, but I lost a bunch of roots that way. Currently I also have my vandas in an old fish tank and they are misted daily, and soaked once a week with fertilizer. Since putting mine in a more humid environment, it's sprouted a ton of new roots.

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