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Gongora quinquenervis

This is a discussion on Gongora quinquenervis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; When I got this one, it was long overdue for a repotting, and it also ...

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    When I got this one, it was long overdue for a repotting, and it also had completely engulfed the teak basket it was in. I though about just plopping it in a new teak basket filling in with sphagnum, but I really wanted to get rid of the old potting took me 2 1/2 hours to meticulously cut the old teak basket into pieces, around the roots, but it was well worth it.

    I mentioned I used about 10 or 15% of a typical medium grade bark mix... I loosely mixed this in with the sphagnum moss to create more air pockets for the exact reason you mentioned....if packed too tight it will never dry out making it susceptible to rot.

    A new home with a greenhouse...lucky you! I'm looking at moving somewhere with a much lower cost of living from where I'm at now, so I can do the same.


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    Well, I had to build the GH, and I had the room to do so. It has costed a little more than I first thought, but I think its worth it. Wife doesn't of course, but she is not the orchid grower either. Its only a 12 x 12 and made from wood PVC and plastic sheeting. Its a home made job but does the trick and works great. I just hope the plastic lasts a little while I don't feel like redoing it this soon. When I do redo it though I will be boxxing out the sides and taking down the PVC pipes. I'm not fond of the rounded sides and waisted space. GL with the GH.

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    Default gongora

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