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This is a discussion on Aerides rosea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by playtime8978 Hi, dragging up an old thread again, but I just got ...
although i dont have the rosea species, but im guessing all aerides have the same root growth. the algae on it is normal, as long as the roots dont turn totally brown and hollow, its just fine and they still absorb water.
water or soak em not more than twice a week i would say, but airflow is important and space as the roots grow like crazy! they do fine mounted or bare rooted in a semi sunny spot.
hope i could help without hijacking this thread,
Thanks so much Ron, So I should not be watering it daily? it looks so dry and exposed LOL I'd have thought it would need a shower daily but I will hold off on that for now then. I am surprised how big it is really I thought aerides were small LOL this is my first of the hanging vanda type so its all new but I couldnt resist this one. I have wanted a Vanda since I started collecting them but after seeing how big they got thought I couldnt have one, then I found this one lets hope I can still get in my orchid room when it grows LOL
I missed this thread the first time. The first thing I noticed was the 'bird in flight' also. Cute lil flock of flowers.
i have mine mounted outside on a palm tree and i let nature do the rest, water em only in extreme heat maybe once a week, those plants can store lots of water as they get really massive and heavy. also be patient, it isnt exactly a fast grower, but the roots are fast, just like vanda's.
so nice! The individual flower always reminds me of a dove about to land