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Repotting Oncidiums

This is a discussion on Repotting Oncidiums within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; thanks, BD and Diane. Diane, may the orchid gods bless you! You have more than ...

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    thanks, BD and Diane. Diane, may the orchid gods bless you! You have more than paid your dues helping folk like me!
    Would more bark in the medium be better in a clay pot (water ~2-3x/wk)? We normally drill ~4 holes in the sides of clay pots for vent.
    We are also considering mounting this onc - I posted on Julie's mounting thread re this.
    This may be our sacrifice to the orchid gods, but we're gonna try!
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    Actually, I do have a few in clay pots, but only because the plant to pot size ratio is such that the weight of the clay pot is needed. Next time I repot them they will go into plastic because the clay pots are too heavy to carry to the sink for watering all the time..

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    Hmm... good point about carrying them to the sink. Our orchids are outdoors - so I think I will try the clay for two onc and mount the other two on wood (there were four separate plants in the FREE batch). They are small, about six inches from root tip to leaf top. Gotta learn somehow. I have some fishing net (craft stock) that I think would work as well as fishing line and look pretty neat on the driftwood. I've used it on mounted broms with spag and it does very well.
    Just bought a wire wine rack (shaped like a rowboat) - turned on its side it's perfect for holding (wine bottle) size clay pots! Easy to transport, can water thru it, air can flow around and below it, and I think my dends like it - but they're a kind of prissy anyway. The wine bottles stay in the house.
    Thanks for the help!
    Tmai

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