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Should vanda orchids be potted?

This is a discussion on Should vanda orchids be potted? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi I have 2 vandas with bare roots,roots are very long.Should I fold it with ...

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    Default Should vanda orchids be potted?

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    I have 2 vandas with bare roots,roots are very long.Should I fold it with coconut hask or potted in a wooden basket?

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    your question depends upon where and how you are growing it

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    I live in Cebu-Philippines and have about 90 vandas all bare rooted hanging in the air with about 30 of these placed on large logs as well--none of mine are or ever have been potted--all are growing and flowering well. Always hot or very hot and humid like today here. 2 examples Name:  IMG-59-Euanthe Sanderina-Waling Waling.JPG
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    It depends on humidity. You can grow bare root if the humidity is very high. if the humidity is low then you can grow them in pots. The location I live has low humidity <20% for two months and rest of the year it is >50% so I have both in pots and bare root. bare root would have to water them daily or more and potted one possibly once in 2 days

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    I have some of mine potted in large chunk red bark and lava rock, others are growing bare root. Most have Spanish moss growing around the roots.

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