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Plastic net pots

This is a discussion on Plastic net pots within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have received a few plastic net baskets and wonder if anyone has been using ...

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    I have received a few plastic net baskets and wonder if anyone has been using them. I hesitate using them on my Phals because I am afraid the roots will be damaged when it comes time to repot. I will greatly appreciate your help.
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    I use some of them for growing a few seedling orchids, but that is only because I had some smaller net baskets. I think they are fine and should not damage your orchid roots unless you break the roots off when repotting. The plastic can be easily cut and should not be a big deal to remove unless the orchid is really overgrown in the basket. If that is the case, just leave the basket and set it inside a larger one.

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    Thank you for the response. Being a thrifty soul I never thought about cutting them up. Would they be an advantage in potting a phal. How did your seedlings do?

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    I think a phal will grow in just about any kind of pot as long as it gets good air to the root system. Why not give it a try and see how it does. How it turns out is going to depend on your culture/care anyway. Good luck.

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    I just re-potted some of my Phals into these net post last week and am anxiously watching to see how they do. Then again, anything has to be better than what I brought them home in. I think I am really going to like them with sphag b/c I tend to worry about it being too wet and more holes = more air circulation. Right?

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    The air circulation together with the constant moisture of the sphag is what got me interested in the net pots. I just repotted a phal luddemaniana seedling in a net pot with sphag. Time will tell. Let me know how yours' are doing. Pat

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