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Phallies in clear pots.

This is a discussion on Phallies in clear pots. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by spikes But I was wondering about another thing, namely, whether it makes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikes View Post
    But I was wondering about another thing, namely, whether it makes any sense to plant orchids other than Phals in clear pots, say Cattleyas for one thing. Some of mine - specifically repotted ones - grow in clear pots and seem to thrive, no algae problem there either. Do the pots really make any difference here?
    Most of my catts are in clear pots and they do fine. The roots of many orchids are capable of performing photosynthesis so it stands to reason that clear pots would be beneficial in that regard. However, whether it makes a significant difference I do not know. The biggest benefit, in my opinion, is being able to see how the roots are doing and/or checking for moisture of the media.

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    pavel, thanks for sharing your perspective on this, that was my guess too.

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    Thank you Cattan. I did wonder! I re potted 2 of my phals recently, one was new and I didn't like the look of the roots which were growing in moss. The other had been re potted by a "friend" - I didn't know how to do this at the time, and she added moss to the bark. After a little knnowledge gleamed from the forum, i decided to re pot and it has been fine, in fact already growing new roots and looking much happier! I have put moss on the top of the bark, but I think it will have to come off in cooler weather. Your or anybody's thoughts on on this would be appreciated.

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