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This is a discussion on compots within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Has anybody tried a compot, and if so, what are the easiest genera to try? ...

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    Has anybody tried a compot, and if so, what are the easiest genera to try? Are they hard to grow? I'm not sure I'm ready for one yet.

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    oooh, I've done these and I can honestly say that they are a lot easier to keep going than stuff from flask.

    A lot of my Aussie Dendrobiums were bought as compots.

    It's a good way to get loads of plants real quick. And doesn't usually take as long to get them to flowering size... maybe another 18 months... esp the ones with loads of Dend kingianum in them or the species itself.

    actually add some of the coelogyne's. They are also fairly easy to grow, ie cristata or flacidda or maybe Bifrenaria harrisoniae (I have never yet killed any... woo hooo )

    good luck with them.

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    Well, figure that the seedling of plants grow in the same conditions as the mother plant in the wild.

    I say get a compot of whatever you grow well.

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    Hmmmm....that makes sense. How do you know when to repot a compot?

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    Hi , I have done a few , also from flask , most were Phals. what I do is if the compot has a couple of smaller plants I split them off to a pot of thier own , other than that when they are becomming crowded , or the mix is breaking down , as Mike said try what you are comfortable with . Gin

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    Getting a compot to try out of something you already grow well is good advice! It can be tempting to buy something more "exotic" because the plants will be less expensive, but unless you know you can grow the adults well, a compot of seedlings is invariably going to prove more challenging!

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