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New to Orchids - could use some tips (long post w/pics)

This is a discussion on New to Orchids - could use some tips (long post w/pics) within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by kiwiorchids With the second one-First mistake-WHY DID YOU USE SOIL!? That could ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    With the second one-First mistake-WHY DID YOU USE SOIL!? That could be classified as blasphemy..lol NEVER use soil unless it is a terrestrial. This needs either Sphagnum moss or a fine bark mix. Dont just buy a bag of potting mix, you need to buy a bag of specially processed orchid bark.

    Second mistake: It is WAY to overpotted. The pot needs to be JUST larger, by less than an inch, than the former pot.
    LOL! It's actually not quite soil it's some sort of ground up mulch, but it's so fine it might as well be soil. I'll be repotting it into a 4 inch pot with a bark mix today

    It's supposed to rain here all day so I think I'll but my vanda and dendrobiums out to soak up some moisture too.

    It seems that I have a lot to learn! I'll be doing some homework for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathBar View Post
    LOL! It's actually not quite soil it's some sort of ground up mulch, but it's so fine it might as well be soil. I'll be repotting it into a 4 inch pot with a bark mix today

    It's supposed to rain here all day so I think I'll but my vanda and dendrobiums out to soak up some moisture too.

    It seems that I have a lot to learn! I'll be doing some homework for sure.
    Dont worry, most of us started this way

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    Dont cut the old canes of Dendrobium, that is their storage of energy , when turning yellowish or brown is the right moment to cut down the canes.
    your vanda in hanging basket shoud be soak ro water atleast 1 hour a day or every 2 days just to pump up the water and moisture to the leaves.
    also remove those sphag, they like bare rooted, spray some foliar fertilizer to your orchids and some slow release ferts

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