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Keeping an Orchid from Tipping over...

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    So I have had phal that has fallen out of it's pot now several times...I'm wondering what you do to keep it stable in its pot and without tipping over if it gets heavy.

    Also, how do you water mounts? I imagine having a mounted orchid in the living room and then wondered how I would water it without making a huge mess.

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    You could try a cache pot to host the phal. answer to second part would be to take the phal to sink and water it and get it back.

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    We all have one that will tip over. Lots of us use ceramic, decorative pots to keep the top heavy orchids from falling over.

    And yes, I walk each of my mounts to the sink and water them, then return them to where they hang.

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    If it is actually falling *out* of its pot, you might be able to tie it to a stake that you've shoved into the media so that it doesn't tip out. I have also seen a set up where you only fill the pot part way so that the plant sits lower in the pot and then run two bamboo stakes, horizontally, on either side of the plant, which are tied to the pot and to the plant to hold it in place.

    Is it falling out because it doesn't have many roots? Or because it's super heavy? Do you have a picture?

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    I fixed it by having a larger cache pot that was heavier but I also have run into this issue with hoyas, so I was curious what y'all do. I just figured out with my hoyas I could lasso the cutting/plant at the base with strinf and pull the string through the drainage holes at the bottom, then tape it down if needed...seems to be very stable! Lol
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    For keeping the plant stable I use Wire Rhizome Clips that come in different sizes to fit the size of your pot that are available for either clay or plastic pots. After the roots have attached to the pot you can then remove the clip, I keep mine on the pot all the time even after roots attach.

    As to the tipping over of your pot, add weight to the bottom of the pot when repotting or put current pot into a larger pot fill in space with larva rock or broken clay pot shards. More then likely if the plant is tipping over because of weight of the plant it might be time to repot to next size pot.

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