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dendrobiums and phal orchids watering question...

This is a discussion on dendrobiums and phal orchids watering question... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hello. i have a question, especially to the growers from the philippines. how often do ...

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    Default dendrobiums and phal orchids watering question...

    hello. i have a question, especially to the growers from the philippines. how often do you water your dendrobiums and phals?

    like in this weather we have this time of the year, i water in the morning, about 8am. at around 2-3pm, the pots and medium is dry again. should i water again or wait the next day? i use coconut fibers/coir as medium. i place them in a bright area with no direct sunlight.

    thank you

    raymund

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    My dendrobiums are outside. In the summer, I water twice a day. Nowadays its been raining, so once in the morning is sufficient. The phals are indoors ( I dont dare leave them out in the rain, will be prone to crown rot), and its watered only twice a week (maybe thrice during summer). My potting medium is charcoal with coco chips in clay pots with side holes.

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    i grow mainly outdoors, with my vandas/catts i water them 2x a day, including the dens
    that i have mounted. As for the dens that are potted, i water them 2x-3x a week, medium
    is coco chips/diatomite. As for the Phals, I have them in S/H so i just water them to refill
    the reservoir which is 2x a week in a hot weather and 1x a week on cold rainy days. As
    for the paphs, those that are in S/H are refilled 2x a week, while those that are potted
    are watered 1x-2x a week depending on the weather, medium is a mix of horticultural
    charcoal/perlite/diatomite/hydroton. Phals and Paphs are grown indoors.

    But in our cold rainy weather at the moment, i get a break from watering my outdoor
    plants and i only water my indoor plants weekly.

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