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Bulbo. vaginatum

This is a discussion on Bulbo. vaginatum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here shown in a 9 inch pan, or maybe 8 inch ; actually a plant ...

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    Here shown in a 9 inch pan, or maybe 8 inch ; actually a plant saucer - a dish about 4 cm deep intended to be used to catch watering when a large pot is in the house. Very useful for specimen plants, because even when large they ( orchids) rarely need much depth of compost.
    About 7 spikes, flowers about 2 inch long, and about 12 per spike. Looks spiky , but is really a softy. Very little scent ( to my nose) and not unpleasant.
    Close-up shows that it is not a complex and interesting as some of its relatives in the genus, although without going in too close it is one of the more interesting ones - I think.

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    i actually went to a pottery place and ordered "saucer" like pots with slats and hanging holes...they custom make anything u want from clay....i too had a similar notion that deep pots dont make sense...how deep do orchids go into the tree branch??how much more air can circulate in a shallow pot??how much less water can settle? thats why i designed my own pot.... lolol

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    Good growing!!!

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    What a great idea! I need to go to the pottery place up the road and have a few special pots made. I have a couple bulbo's that would probably benefit. What you were saying about root depth with a plant on a tree, is spot on. Recently when I rescued some Encyclia Tampense from a fallen oak tree, after out big storm, I noticed that very thing. There was this collection of "dirt, rotting leaves, dead root stuff, etc", that made a mat about six or eight inches thick under the p'bulbs. Some orchids had even less between them and the bark, so how they stay healthy in big deep pots is a mystery to me as well. The Cattleya maxima I underpotted years back is the healthiest plant I have. Maybe instead of taller pots we need wider pots...

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    Love these cheerful little orchid flowers. I love how they seem to explode out in all directions.

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