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Mokara-"moon light"

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    Default Mokara-"moon light"

    I don't take a credit for this because it came with the flower on it. what do you think about potting it,can i leave it like this or hanging with the root in the air?

    in the picture,i put the old pot in a bigger clay pot and fill up with hydroton clay but still worry about the culture.any suggest?






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    that should dry out pretty quickly here, so it should be fine, depending on your watering schedule. i would not set it in a puddle of water though. i have a mokara in 'large bark mix' and water it twice a week. it has been outside for years in bright light, likes a little more shady than cymbidium culture and does pretty good, despite some neglect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    that should dry out pretty quickly here, so it should be fine, depending on your watering schedule. i would not set it in a puddle of water though. i have a mokara in 'large bark mix' and water it twice a week. it has been outside for years in bright light, likes a little more shady than cymbidium culture and does pretty good, despite some neglect.
    thank you for your suggest so i can try to raise in the pot culture and save time for watering .

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    Lovely flowers! I think if you adapt your watering, it should do well in your potting. When they are in clay they will not need to be watered every day like the hanging ones. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Lovely flowers! I think if you adapt your watering, it should do well in your potting. When they are in clay they will not need to be watered every day like the hanging ones. Very nice!
    Thank you Connie for your support

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    It's very pretty! I had a Mokara that did well in coarse bark and a pot with a lot of holes, bright sun and weekly or so watering. When I repotted it in a finer mix that packed down around the roots, it was gone in a couple of weeks. I learned a painful lesson. My only expertise in these is murdering it, I'm afraid! I was sad, had it a couple of years and it rebloomed quite easily for me.

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    To me just maintain at present technique another one year you need to change into a big pot as the current one very small and cannot support the huge plant anymore.

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    Lovely form and colour.

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    Lovely cheerful blooms!

    cheers,
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    Beautiful plant, as is that variegated Agave in the background!!
    The plant will let you know what it thinks of this new approach soon enough, to be sure.
    Wishing you well!!

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