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Alright...here we go :)

This is a discussion on Alright...here we go :) within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have accumulated a few orchids from work. I have 4 Phals, One miltonia, one ...

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    Default Alright...here we go :)

    I have accumulated a few orchids from work.

    I have 4 Phals,

    One miltonia,

    one odontodia (lovely penguin),

    and one paph.

    I have the basics down for the care of these plants, but I am trying to figure out the best way to grow them together. Right now, I have two of my phals on a south facing window, my odontodia on a south facing window, another phal on an east facing window with my miltonia, and one phal and my paphiopedilum on a north facing window. Any pointers as to which ones should really be where?

    Also, I am very interested in making a terrarium to put a few of the orchids in when I move back to college next semester. I am thinking I want to put my paph in there along with a smaller yellow phal, and my odontodia. Any tips as to how I should go about this? And do you know of any better combinations of the above plants for a terrarium?

    Wow, I know it's a lot of questions, but I don't want to see something go wrong with the plants and they were all given to me pretty fast.

    Oh ya, how do you guys go about watering. With my plants, it's really hard to tell when they need to be watered, so do you just make a schedule or do you have another method?

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Welcome to the forum! Orchids from work?! Nice!

    I would start with moving all of your phals to the east facing window. In fact I would not keep any of the orchids you listed on the south facing window, because the mid day light will be too strong for them. You can also change the intensity of the light by shading the window and moving your plants few feet away from it.

    I hope this helps

    A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ania
    Welcome to the forum! Orchids from work?! Nice!

    I would start with moving all of your phals to the east facing window. In fact I would not keep any of the orchids you listed on the south facing window, because the mid day light will be too strong for them. You can also change the intensity of the light by shading the window and moving your plants few feet away from it.

    I hope this helps

    A
    Ya, I work at the greenhouses at Michigan State University, so whatever they don't need anymore they either toss out or give them away. I prefer that they give them away


    I should have mentioned this...my south facing window is normally pretty dim. It never gets too bright at all. My plants are all about 2 feet away from the window as well. Thanks

    -Chris

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    I would not put the phalies with any of the others as they require the highest temps.All the others could be put together,unless the Miltonia is of the Brazilian
    strains.
    Here is a link that might help you
    http://www.orchidspecies.com/index.htm

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