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S/h or bark?

This is a discussion on S/h or bark? within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Fairly new to orchids. Just got a 'Sharry Baby' in spike. It was in soaking ...

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    Red face S/h or bark?

    Fairly new to orchids.
    Just got a 'Sharry Baby' in spike. It was in soaking wet bark that was pretty well broken down and the roots were starting to brown.
    I re-potted in soaked lava rock (all I had) and am letting it dry out.
    Question...should I put it in bark or try s/h...do oncidiums do well in s/h?
    Thanks for any help.
    It sure does smell delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sharon in Phoenix

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    I would be interested to know. I have one in Bark, and it is doing very well. But if Oncies like it in S/H, I'm all for it after this blooming season.

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    Mine is in bark , might be ok in s/h only thing is the pellets dry out on the top , Sharries new leaves will wrinkle if they are to short to reach the moisture . Gin

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    I bet it would do well in SH. Why not give it a shot!

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    Gin, Is that why my new leaves look like accordians!! I was wondering why that was. Its new growths have their roots out of the media and I just left them that way. WHat should I do? I hope this is not a thread hijack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    Gin, Is that why my new leaves look like accordians!! I was wondering why that was. Its new growths have their roots out of the media and I just left them that way. WHat should I do? I hope this is not a thread hijack.
    All that you can do is , mist the exrenal roots about 2-3 times per day.

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    Is yours in s/h tindo? if not then add more mix , Or add a little Spag. on the top . Gin

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    I'll go with the sphag. The new growths are basically over the edge of the pot, so more mix wont help. Thanks!!
    Oh, its not on S/H.

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