Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 9 of 9

orchid potting pictures

This is a discussion on orchid potting pictures within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hi bruce, here is the pic of my orchids for the last one is ok ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    radhasrikanth is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    radha
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattaleya
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    India-Chennai
    Posts
    20
    Member's Country Flag

    Smile

    hi bruce,
    here is the pic of my orchids

    Name:  orchid 001.jpg
Views: 5187
Size:  63.9 KB

    Name:  orchid 003.jpg
Views: 2231
Size:  51.4 KB

    Name:  orchid 004.jpg
Views: 1260
Size:  60.1 KB

    for the last one is ok to keep the vanda orchids this way.

    EDIT: sorry! my second pic is the vanda orchids

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Hi Radha,

    Your orchids look very healthy. Your vanda orchid looks like it might need a bit more air movement. The photo makes it appear to have a darkened trunk (not sure if that is fungus or just discoloration). Usually, I see vandas growing in open baskets or open pots, but some are grown in a pot like yours. I would suggest (if possible) you move this vanda to a more open container so that the roots and plant dry off after watering. Also, make sure you have plenty of air movement around your orchids.

    As for the potting media in the other orchids, it appears to be new and fresh. Basically, the best medium for potting an orchid can be determined by your watering habits. If you like to water and do so often, you will want a potting medium that will drain rapidly and not hold as much moisture. If you don't water often, you may choose a denser medium that holds a bit more water for longer. This is also something that varies between different orchid varieties. Your dendrobiums have a thick cane that holds water and they therefore appreciate a medium that drys out completely --fairly rapidly. If you keep the roots of a dendrobium wet for too long, they will begin to rot away and your plant will show signs of distress (as if it is not getting enough water.)

    Glad you were able to get photo posted. I hope other members here will also offer advice. I grow in a greenhouse and that setup is very different than one where the orchids are grown outside.

    Good luck to you.

    Cheers,
    BD

  3. #3
    radhasrikanth is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    radha
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattaleya
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    India-Chennai
    Posts
    20
    Member's Country Flag

    Smile potting medium

    hi bruce,
    thanks for guiding me so much,for the medium i have used charcoal and coconut husk only,and at the botttom sum earthern chips to balance the plant to stand straight. but when i water the plants all water drains completely,or should the water stand for a little while. all my pots have good hole and even for the vadnas.
    the plant is kept seperatley in different basket.i will send few more pic of my vandas ,and can i use the same potting medium for vandas too.should i place the medium inside the small basket or just in the plastic like other pots.
    Name:  orchid 80 006.jpg
Views: 857
Size:  53.0 KB

    Name:  orchid 80 005.jpg
Views: 951
Size:  72.6 KB

    Name:  orchid 80 004.jpg
Views: 1167
Size:  91.0 KB

    Name:  orchid 80 001.jpg
Views: 813
Size:  48.9 KB

    for the last pic is the ventilation area ,but only very light sunlight get through it.

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    We grow our vandas in lava rock only. Others use different medium. The plastic basket your vanda is growing in now is just fine.

    Cheers,
    BD

  5. #5
    Real Name
    Deepak
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mysore, KA, India
    Posts
    361
    Member's Country Flag

  6. #6
    EMos's Avatar
    EMos is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Eric Mosunallee
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Phals
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    920
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by radhasrikanth View Post
    hi bruce,
    thanks for guiding me so much,for the medium i have used charcoal and coconut husk only,and at the bottom sum earthern chips to balance the plant to stand straight. but when i water the plants all water drains completely,or should the water stand for a little while. all my pots have good hole and even for the vadnas.
    Hi Radha, your Dendrobiums look very healthy and Bruce has already given you some good advise on your watering regime.
    To answer your query above, it is fine that water drains out completely from the pot, actually it is what is required for orchids, as the roots absorb the humidity surrounding them and dislike being soaked in water for too long.
    As for your vanda pot, I believe that Bruce meant that the 'black square baskets' are best for your vandas and they should not be moved to the plastic terracota one.

  7. #7
    Nan's Avatar
    Nan
    Nan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Nandini
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything I can grow
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Bangalore, India
    Posts
    141
    Member's Country Flag

    Thumbs up Nice!

    Hi Radha, very nice and healthy plants.

  8. #8
    lakshmanamoorthy's Avatar
    lakshmanamoorthy is offline Orchid addict
    Real Name
    selvi
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Dendrobium and phals
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    coimbatore , India
    Posts
    1,194
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    healthy plants Radha

  9. #9
    radhasrikanth is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    radha
    My Grow Area
    On a Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattaleya
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    India-Chennai
    Posts
    20
    Member's Country Flag

    Post watering

    hi friends,

    thanks a lot for all your comments and is it good to water the plants every alternate days or daily. what type of manure should be used for the orchids.i got a manure from water soluble fertilizer spray type .
    Nitrogen(N)
    phosphorus-44%
    potash-K2O
    MgO+S-8%
    chelated Fe,Ze,Mn,Cu,and B,Mo-0.3%

    this is the chemicals written on the fertilizer pack.

Similar Threads

  1. Deep cut orchid show pictures
    By CATONE in forum Orchid Shows and Society Meetings
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 5th, 2010, 02:10 AM
  2. More Orchid Show Pictures
    By gardenguysorchids in forum Orchid Shows and Society Meetings
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 26th, 2009, 09:50 PM
  3. NYC Botanical Garden Orchid Show Pictures
    By Becky15349 in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: April 3rd, 2007, 09:00 AM
  4. Orchid pictures wanted - for old hybrids
    By bono in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 10th, 2005, 08:24 PM
  5. Orchid Show Pictures
    By orchidaddict789 in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 31st, 2005, 08:30 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.