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Watering vanda in cedar basket in a bucket, brown water..

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    Question Watering vanda in cedar basket in a bucket, brown water..

    Hi guys!
    I have a quick question and figure maybe somebody could answer it, I recently put my vanda in a cedar wooden basket. I was watering it in a bucket of water, with the water just at the level of the plant, it was pretty easy for me. I leave the plant for max 30 min so she can get as much water as she can, but now that is it in a cedar basket, I noticed that the water in the bucket gets brown when I put her in ( the cedar basket is probably leaving some sort of residue in the water) problem is it happens really fast so I still needed the plant a little longer in the water. and now I'm concerned to be leaving the vanda in this " dirty water".. any advises? I started watering it like that because my last vanda got crown rot when trying to water it in the sink. I would try my maximum to not water the leaves but somehow it still happen.. I got used to the bucket and it is so much easier to just leave her in there for a little bit and the water doesn't get in the leaves.. Should I be scared of the brown water :/?

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    I am guessing here but no, I wouldn't be worried. The roots are in contact with what is giving the color to the water already (the cedar basket). Having said this, if you try it, you will just need to be a bit more vigilant looking for negative feedback from the Vanda.

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    Cedar basket could be giving out tannin and from what I know tannin is not so good for orchid roots. I could be wrong

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