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    hcubed, go to a local deli and ask for clear plastic quart size containers. I got mine at a local grocery store, so that is anothe avenue to try. They are light weight, easy to cut drain holes in with a box cutter or x-acto knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    hcubed, go to a local deli and ask for clear plastic quart size containers. I got mine at a local grocery store, so that is anothe avenue to try. They are light weight, easy to cut drain holes in with a box cutter or x-acto knife.
    I agree! And, if you have a hot melt glue gun, you can just heat it up and press it into the plastic for perfectly round holes. Just don't breath the melting plastic fumes. Do it out side or in a well ventilated area.

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    Thanks for the tips!

    I have been thinking that my favorite pot may have had food in it - just not sure what. I've been scavenging supermarkets. :-) The tupperware containers I found are all just too thick. And thanks to the thick plastic I may lose my favorite phal. :-(

    I have always been using the melting method, though without a glue gun. I have a nail that is the right size, heat in a candle/lighter flame, and it pushes right through!

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    It's been a long time since I first started this post, and I wanted to post an update on this plant. Maybe it will give all those with a dire case of "will it survive?" some hope.

    The plant was a real fighter and is actually doing fantastic - new growths coming out quite regularly and getting progressively stronger. Hopefully it will eventually bloom for me!



    The first growth that was starting when I began this thread is the small one on the left where the leaf is going slightly yellow.

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    Nice growing!!

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    New update - that new growth has now matured and is actually spiking now. Woooohoooo! Should have blooms to post in a couple of weeks.

    So, from literally no roots to blooms....only took a little over 3 years. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    New update - that new growth has now matured and is actually spiking now. Woooohoooo! Should have blooms to post in a couple of weeks.

    So, from literally no roots to blooms....only took a little over 3 years. :-)
    Now that is orchid patience! Nice growing!

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    I have learned a lot about patience from this thread. I think you have done fantastic with this poor mistreated baby. Congrats and good growing.

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    Beautiful!!

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