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Questions on potting

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    Two questions.

    Do Blc orchids grow well in baskets? That is in a humid, warm environment.

    In terms of tree fern pots, what type of orchids has anyone tried with them? Have they grown well? I would assume it is impossible to repot them so how does that work? I was thinking maybe Bulbophylliums. I saw them on line and thought they would be interesting to use.

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    I have seen many Cattleya in baskets and they all do well, in fact I am thinking of moving some of mine to baskets when I start re-potting in March. Just make sure they are well secured to the basket till the roots attach.

    Tree fern pots, plaques whatever your Bulbophyllum's will do very well in them I just prefer not to use them because of what do you do when they grow over the pot/plaque, it is impossible to get them off because the roots will grow into the whole pot/plaque, but they do look nice!

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    I agree 100%

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    So does anyone know what to do when the plant over grows the tree fern pots? Does the pot eventually break down?

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    From what I have seen that's the problem with the pots, the pot will probably be covered in roots and keeps it from breaking down the roots hold it together, the only thing you can do is put in a larger tree fern pot.

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