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using cork bark chips for phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on using cork bark chips for phalaenopsis within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; might that not be the difference then? kept in a pot filled with water vs ...

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    might that not be the difference then? kept in a pot filled with water vs allowed to dry between waterings?

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    To me the take away is this:

    Monitor your media if using cork chunks. Be ready to make a change if it gets mushy.
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    Hello again
    the humidity fluctuates from a low of about 45 to a high of 66 (usually in the morning). Several weeks ago I had a few whose leaves were quite limp. Once I realized how important humidity is and put each one over a tray of water and they perked back up. That was a happy surprise for me as well as a good addition to my orchid care playbook. Whew! There is so much to learn about these guys and I love every minute of learning about them

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    fussy roots... isn't that a characteristic of all orchids (looks like healthy orchid roots growing out of his hat.) Seriously, tho, what is it about cattleyas that their roots are fussy? I'm a fairly new orchid fan and all I have are Phals.

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