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coryanthes Spike ????

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    This is on the one I mentioned on the potting thread . Gin

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    Cool. If it were me, I'd put it in a basket with sphag--any spikes growing downward will have a way to grow through and out.

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    I Think you are right about the basket , thanks for the info . it is appreciated . Gin

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    No problem at all. To be totally honest, I've never actually grown one, but they share the same subtribe as Stanhopea which I do grow, so I'm imagining the culture and growth habit would be similar...

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    I grow it with a Stan. I have, the only diffrence I can see is the spike if that is what it is in the picture , grows out and not down like the Stan. I think if potted higher in a basket it should be fine . You have some nice plants listed on your site Gin

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    That's definitely a spike; I saw that Sue also mentioned the spikes grow out instead of down, in which case a basket really wouldn't be necessary to accomodate them. Some kind of sphag-layered mount, though, would still help with the moisture they need without blocking any spike growth--probably your best bet there. Not sure what you guys mean about the Neo mound-type potting....

    Thanks about the plant listing!

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    I found the site that has the info. about the mound method .

    http://www.newworldorchids.com/pages/neopotting.htm don't know if the

    link will work or not . Gin

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    Makes sense that the ball method is potted in something porous, and they used the hollowed-out method for the non-porous container so the roots don't stay too wet. Pretty smart! I think either of those would work great for you to elevate the plant. Thanks for clueing me in....

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