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Repotting a Renanthera Orchid

This is a discussion on Repotting a Renanthera Orchid within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by boyong they are marketing it as a hyrdoplants suitable for office, to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyong View Post
    they are marketing it as a hyrdoplants suitable for office, to aide in cleaning the air without mess
    i was really amazed then when i saw it, and would love to buy one for my office desk, but when i learned that the price is beyond my reach, i easily left, thinking that there are more ways to have an office desk plant at a lesser price.
    Hmmm .... really creative marketing strategy. LOL!

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    got also a renanthera yesterday and it was potted using a coco coir as its media, i'm worried because coco coir is not a fast draining medium, is it possible for a renanthera to just mount it on a fern stick bare rooted just like other vandas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyong View Post
    got also a renanthera yesterday and it was potted using a coco coir as its media, i'm worried because coco coir is not a fast draining medium, is it possible for a renanthera to just mount it on a fern stick bare rooted just like other vandas?
    sure, if your vandas thrive under your conditions, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyong View Post
    got also a renanthera yesterday and it was potted using a coco coir as its media, i'm worried because coco coir is not a fast draining medium, is it possible for a renanthera to just mount it on a fern stick bare rooted just like other vandas?
    Boy, i bet that Renathera tho potted in coco coir or peat has some Styrofoam
    at the bottom of the pot to aid drainage.... and yes you can mount them as
    long as you can give them full sun and lots of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    Boy, i bet that Renathera tho potted in coco coir or peat has some Styrofoam
    at the bottom of the pot to aid drainage.... and yes you can mount them as
    long as you can give them full sun and lots of water.
    yesterday i decided to pull it out off the pot and mounted it on a fern stick, glad that i decided to take it off from it's medium, the potting medium is 100% coco coir nothing on the bottom to aid some drainage

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    I've got about 4 or 5 species and two or three hybrids ; all in ordinary bark and moss mixtures which are prtty standard for most orchids in temperate countries ; I realise that moss is not practical in tropical countries, or so I'm told. I like to hang them up towards the roof of my greenhouse where they will get maximum sunlight, and I spray them every day ; they get taken down and dunked in a bucket occasionally, too , not more than once every couple of weeks. The biger ones tend to flower every six months for me,and I've generally got a couple in flower. I think them pretty easy in my conditions - grown alongside my strap-leaved Vandas. If you can grow one, you'll grow the other.
    I have grown strap leaved Vandas in S/H - I once tried using automatic flood and drain - when they grew like mad, but all the potting media washed away, leaving them totally bare root. The growth was good like that, but it got to be difficult/impossible to get one plant out and do anything with it - meaning bring into the house to admire, or take to a show. So I went back to conventional for these things.

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    i have a couple ascocendas that were bare in a clay pot with only a pad of sphagnum moss at the bottom, they were happy and attaching to the clay pot... then i added leca pellets. after 2 weeks i could smell something awful from their pot and the leaves started to look droopy, and i dumped it out and found the roots were rotting away. i trimmed them back, washed off what was left and put them back in a mix of bark, leca, moss, and treefern fiber and they are coming back, but it was a close call. i would not try s/h for anything like a vanda here in california. if you use the pellets without some way to keep them wet, they can work i guess, or mixed into a potting mix, but not if they are really in s/h and kept wet all the time. vandas just need to dry out regularly to be happy.

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