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My new orchids I just got in the mail...

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    Default My new orchids I just got in the mail...

    Hi guys,

    I got 3 new orchids from the mail today. Thank you to Marissa (orchid_lady) for a very well packaged shipment. The orchids arrived safe, sound, and super healthy!

    Here are the orchids:

    Okay, the left-most one is an ansellia africana, followed by a trichoglottis brachiatta and then a clanton wagey.

    Okay, I want to give these guys a good start, so this is what I plan to do:

    Leave it as is on the pvc pipe wrapped in fiber netting, put the whole thing inside a slatted basket and leave bare root. Hang on my south-east facing front porch without screen and water/mist daily.

    Pot in orchid clay pot using phalaenopsis orchid mix (bark, charcoal, perlite, and peat moss), put in south-east facing front porch without screen and water weekly.

    Pot in orchid clay pot using special orchid mix (bark, charcoal and perlite), put in shadier side of south-east facing front porch and water weekly.

    Is this good???

    My next question would be when to fertilize...

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    They sure do look healthy and happy.

    I don't know about when to fertilize, although at our meeting last night, the speaker said to let them settle for at least a week before fertilizing. I'm sure someone here will know the answer though.

    The speaker also suggested that instead of buying all those special potting mixtures, you just buy the individual components and mix up your own, depending on the needs of your own specific plants. Sounded like a very sensible idea to me.

    Good luck with these. I think they're going to do just fine.

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    ooooh, so u got the Trichoglottis... good luck and can't wait to see it flower!

    out of all the three, the Ansellia should be able to handle the most light.

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    Congrats! Looks like an amazing haul!!


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