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Orchids that can tolerate overwatering:

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    Arrow Orchids that can tolerate overwatering:

    The Phrags!! If you tend to pick up the watering can too frequently and you like slipper orchids, then Phragmipediums are the orchids you should grow. You have to try really hard to overwater them (and I mean really hard....).

    Phrags can be somewhat pricey compared to other types of orchids, but their prices have dropped quite a bit in recent years so they've come within most people's reach.

    If you a have a lot of bright light, and you like watering with a lot of water a lot of the time then Phrags are definitely for you!

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    Thanks for the tip! I didn't know there was an orchid out there that liked lots of water. Maybe that will be my next orchid purchase. muhhahahaha ...we need a smily with an evil grin.

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    muhhahahaha ...we need a smily with an evil grin.
    Great idea! I'll go looking for one this weekend.....

    :check:

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    Ok OT, they're up!

    (Now I really should go do something productive....)

    lol!

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    Not all Phrags love water. Some species can easily be killed by over watering.

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    Originally posted by lja
    Ok OT, they're up!

    (Now I really should go do something productive....)

    lol!
    Something productive, pchaw!

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    Not all Phrags love water. Some species can easily be killed by over watering.
    You're right, Paphraguy. But in general, many Phrag hybrids will thrive under what would be considered overwatering for other genera. In the final analysis, you need to determine the appropriate conditions for the plant you're growing.

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    Something productive, pchaw!
    Where, do tell, is mah Mint Julep.... :lemmetell

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    Originally posted by lja
    Where, do tell, is mah Mint Julep.... :lemmetell

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