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.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree16Likes

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; I put these pics in for info & discussion. I was given this Phal . ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Roy's Avatar
    Roy
    Roy is online now Senior Member
    Real Name
    Roy Lee
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Ascda, Vanda, Paphs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    2,662
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Phallies in clear pots.

    I put these pics in for info & discussion.
    I was given this Phal. January last year as a Birthday present. Green algae was abundant in the pot around the roots. I put it in the black pot on day one. I hung it up with the Aerides.
    Given the 3 mths nil attention it got starting 2 weeks after getting it, apart from water once a week & the heater blowing up mid to end of winter, this is how it appears now. The current spike opened early December 2012.


    Name:  IMG_0307.jpg
Views: 730
Size:  32.7 KBName:  IMG_0308.jpg
Views: 452
Size:  32.0 KBName:  IMG_0309.jpg
Views: 609
Size:  59.0 KB

  2. #2
    eircsmith's Avatar
    eircsmith is offline Senior Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    247
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks “Roy” for images you upload; it’s nice and great orchids you have. It’s an informative for us.
    Thank You.

  3. #3
    tucker85's Avatar
    tucker85 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Tucker
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Vanda
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    2,446
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Good growing. One of the advantages of clear pots is the ability to evaluate the condition of the roots and to determine when the medium is dry. Whether the clear pot is used alone or inside another pot doesn't really matter. You can still see what's happening inside. The roots on your phal look very healthy.

  4. #4
    eircsmith's Avatar
    eircsmith is offline Senior Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    247
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks “tucker85” for replying. I totally agree with you. Thanks for reply it’s an informative reply for me.

  5. #5
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I'm with Roy on this - changing from a the clear pot to a black one. I have visited big phal nurseries where they have thousands of plants growing in clear pots, but these pots are placed close together side by side so these pots are completely shaded from any light. With no light reaching these pots green algae wont grow, but once in our grow area where the pot gets light from all sides, algae will soon cover the whole of the inside of the pot. Whether this is harmful to the plants is debatable, but it is very unsightly.

  6. #6
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I would present the arguement that the algae issue depends upon one's conditions. Most of my chids are in clear pots, and only a few have had any algae issues -- and that includes the ones that sit in front of windows. However, having said that, I would add that the majority of said plants are catt types, and the media gets fairly well dried out between waterings most of the time.

  7. #7
    eircsmith's Avatar
    eircsmith is offline Senior Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    247
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I'm with Roy on this - changing from a the clear pot to a black one. I have visited big phal nurseries where they have thousands of plants growing in clear pots, but these pots are placed close together side by side so these pots are completely shaded from any light. With no light reaching these pots green algae wont grow, but once in our grow area where the pot gets light from all sides, algae will soon cover the whole of the inside of the pot. Whether this is harmful to the plants is debatable, but it is very unsightly.
    Great job! “catttan”. It’s an informative reply and I hope it can help us.

  8. #8
    Bumblebee is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Sue Hayter
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Most!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Posts
    189
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thank you Cattan and tucker 85. This is very informative to me and a "newby"! Mine are all grown in clear pots, but I would like to ask you guys what you think about spag. moss as a "mulch". I notice isn't using it on his phals, only some sort of white "mulch" (sorry, don't know what it is!). . Your advice would be welcome.

  9. #9
    spikes's Avatar
    spikes is offline Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Munich, Germany
    Posts
    30
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I grow all my Phals in clear plastic pots as I have read that their roots perform photosynthesis and are less likely to stick out of the pot if it is transparent. I keep them in a south windowsill and let them get a bit on the dry side between waterings. So far the only cases with algae growth in the pot have been the ones that came that way from the store. The ones that have been repotted are all algae-free even though they get plenty of sunlight exposure... My approach is probably inapplicable in greenhouse conditions which are obviously different.
    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?

  10. #10
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    Thank you Cattan and tucker 85. This is very informative to me and a "newby"! Mine are all grown in clear pots, but I would like to ask you guys what you think about spag. moss as a "mulch". I notice isn't using it on his phals, only some sort of white "mulch" (sorry, don't know what it is!). . Your advice would be welcome.
    Sorry Sue, I'm probably the last person to ask regarding sphag moss - under my growing conditions/regime it has been my experience that it retains too much moisture, breaks down too fast, and has been responsible for most of the death of my phals and paphs. I now remove all sphag moss from newly acquired plants.Remember this only applies to me; others swear by them.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Using clear slotted pots, roots and algae
    By nicki in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 28th, 2012, 09:52 AM
  2. phals repotted in clear pots
    By sugarmama in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 1st, 2007, 08:05 PM
  3. Clear Plastic Pots
    By Mark V in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 31st, 2007, 09:03 PM
  4. Clear pots with cones?
    By dragonfire0528 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 1st, 2005, 01:17 AM
  5. Clear pots
    By OrchidTraci in forum Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 24th, 2005, 02:32 AM

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.