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Winter Watering

This is a discussion on Winter Watering within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; One of my orchids a coelogyne cristata looked very dry yeaterday morning in the greenhouse, ...

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    One of my orchids a coelogyne cristata looked very dry yeaterday morning in the greenhouse, so I gave it a rinse with warm water. Today it is cold it being winter here but the temperature in the greenhouse is around 10 to 15 deg. and does not fall to below freezing. The potting bark is still looking wet today, so would it be a good idea to bring it into the house as it is warmer and let it dry out a bit. I do not want it to rot. In future would it be safer if I just misted any dry looking plant. Thanks.

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    I don't have a greenhouse and most of my orchids are indoors even at this time of the year they take a long time to dry out between waterings....even the mounted orchids.. I think yours will be ok as long as there is plenty of air movement. Yes misting is a great idea !

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    Thanks Jar star that is a great help to me. This is the first time I have grown plants in a greenhouse. I painted a lot at Pukeiti in Taranaki and try to remember what they did in their greenhouse and covered way.

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