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New orchids and need help

This is a discussion on New orchids and need help within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I purchased a couple of dens. It was a really good deal and he was ...

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    Question New orchids and need help

    I purchased a couple of dens. It was a really good deal and he was selling dirt cheap. I won the orchids for $3 total...woohooo. Then the seller changed from priority mail to parcel post and threw in a bunch of orchids to compensate. In all, I got 7 orchids for less than $10!!!!!

    Problem.... these came from Delaware. I'm in Texas. Climates are vastly different. He sent me some orchids that I've never tried to grow as I felt they wouldn't do as well in this warm climate. here is what I have:

    Epi Blaze (yellow & orange) - He sent me two of these
    Epi Radican (yellow and orange)
    Aer. Lawrenceae
    Enc. Alata (species) this one has a spike on it.

    The dens I've got covered and can grow those but what do I do with these? Should I attempt growing? I think I can probably do ok with Aer Lawrenceae but the epi's and enc I'm not too sure about.
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    Well I got them all planted up. I have no idea how well they will do. The roots looked great on most of them. The dens are small. I'm excited to add them to the collections.

    BTW...sorry for the mention on vendor. My bad. Did it without thinking.

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    Maegg, I'd imagine the Epi's should do heaps well in your warm environment... are these the reed stem tyes? Because if they are, they just love sun and warmth!

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    Yes they are the reed stemmed ones. Glad to know they can do well here.

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    Your plants are all warm growing so they should do well in Texas. Just watch out for the Aerides, it's from the tropics so you might want to take it inside during the winter.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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