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culture ?s (neo and paph)

This is a discussion on culture ?s (neo and paph) within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i got a handfull of new orchids in the mail the other day, and i ...

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    Default culture ?s (neo and paph)

    i got a handfull of new orchids in the mail the other day, and i have pretty much all the info about them that i need, except for watering frequency for the paph (maud type) and the neo x vanda hybrid.

    the paph should never get too dry, which i think means i should water it ever 3 days or so, like my odont? or is 3-4 days not often enough, should it be every other day?

    the neo (Vandofinetia blaupunkt) i really have no clue about, because it is a hybrid, and i have no idea how it needs to be treated, other than high light (which it has).

    these guys have been in a box and stuff, and i don't know how to cheer them up, help me out! thanks!

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    I grow my paphs indoor in fine bark mix and they get watered once a week unless it is really dry. The same for the neo, only it gets way more light and gets misted every morning.

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    wow, really, only once a week? Ok, cool.

    my paph is in a pretty course bark, how much difference will that make for me?

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    Try every 4 - 5 days, see if the bark is still damp down about 2.5 inches...

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    cool, thank you much!

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    I potted my Neo hybrids in sphag, either in clay pot or basket. I water it once the sphag is crispy dry, which is every 2 or 3 days for the basket, every 5 or 7 days for the clay pot. I put them in my south window with only the window screen to filter the sun light.

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    thanks qing!

    i really need to find a good gardening store around here...the only ones i have found so far are terrible...

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    strange that your paph is in coarse bark--they are rarely grown in anything bigger than "medium" bark since they don't appreciate drying out. that said, they don't take soggy media well either.

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    i don't actually know, it probabally is "medium" grade...its definately not fine, though. i was looking at it compared to a few other orchids that are in a very fine mix, and its very noticiably courser than that. its not like huge chunks of wood or anything, though, so i wouldn't be surprized if this is only the medium grade.

    bah, i guess i'm really pretty new to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by p 1 View Post
    thanks qing!

    i really need to find a good gardening store around here...the only ones i have found so far are terrible...
    There is a hydroponic store in West Caldwell, NJ. A log of stuff they sell can be used for orchids. PM me if you are interested.

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