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This is a discussion on Good news, but help! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hcubed, go to a local deli and ask for clear plastic quart size containers. I ...
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.
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!
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.
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. :-)
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.