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Basket of Orchid Joy

This is a discussion on Basket of Orchid Joy within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've never grown chids in baskets because I can't get the humidity that I thought ...

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    I've never grown chids in baskets because I can't get the humidity that I thought this type of culture required. I wanted a Lc Love Knot 'Carmela Blue' and the vendor only had it in a basket and sold it to me for less... don't ask why My brain-dead question is, since there is no bark or anything but lots of roots in the basket, am I correct in assuming I will have to mist/water this guy daily or just how do those of you who grow catts in baskets deal with their culture? Remember, just because I grow in a GH, I live in Michigan not Florida or Hawaii where humidity is only a problem for us humans!


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    A nice plant you got there ! I would suggest to water once every two days, but to mist every day. Hang this plant over other non-orchids such as ferns, bromeliads and other tropicals. They will create humidity in and around the microsphere.

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    That is a good idea, Amey. I would hang it near other plants for the microphere. It looks really healthy.

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    That looks like very healthy plant that you have there. Congratulations! I would agree with Amey. I do not have a GH, but do the same. I've other garden plants around my orchids to create more humidity.

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    Careful now, you may get hooked on baskets! Great looking plant!

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    Here's another question for those of you who do grow in baskets... and even those who just have some thoughts on this question: How do you get this guy/gal out of the basket to divide when it gets really big with all those PB's growing through the slats? Do you take the basket apart? Do you wait until lots of roots are growing on those protruding through and cut the rhizome? Just what should I do.... I'm

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    Hi Howard - we usually just put a basket like that into another (larger) basket and let it keep growing.

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    Great idea but I'm too cheap to waste the smaller basket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    Great idea but I'm too cheap to waste the smaller basket
    Heeheehee. Yes you can take the basket apart but prying the roots off will not be easy. Bruce is right, set the old basket into a new one, or just let it go. Or think of it this way: those orchids that grow on a branch just keep growing around it. I've seen some lovely orchids that have just covered up the basket and kept on going. Molly Taco's Maxillaria is one, and ascdm garayi (sp) is another. Have fun!

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