Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Greenhouse (late) Spring Cleaning

This is a discussion on Greenhouse (late) Spring Cleaning within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; John, as always your plants and greenhouse look great. I have a question, it seems ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    rich63's Avatar
    rich63 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Rich Weise
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya & Den.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Columbus OH.
    Member's Country Flag


    John, as always your plants and greenhouse look great. I have a question, it seems like you have just as many catts. in clay pots as you have in wooden baskets. Is there any rhyme or reason on which you use for certain plants ? I have placed all my catts. in baskets that are growing outdoors. Clay would make it much easier when it comes to dividing and repotting. What is the name of the white catt. w/the purple blush? Take Care,Rich

  2. #12
    wetfeet101b's Avatar
    wetfeet101b is offline It's not dead! It's just permanently dormant.
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Cymbidium
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Riverside, CA
    Member's Country Flag


    Hi Rich,

    The purple cattleya is Lc. Puppy Love 'True Beauty'.

    Regarding the decisions on whether to use clay pots or wood baskets for the cattleyas, it just depends on what potting supplies I have available at the time that I repot the plants.

    I usually buy pots/baskets when the stores have a sale or bulk discount, because regular price can get expensive (specially the clay pots).
    So there are times when I have a lot of clay pots sitting in storage, and times when all I have available are baskets.

    From my experience, the clay pots dry out just a little longer than wood baskets (when inside the greenhouse) so I can keep both sets of plants on the same watering schedule.
    There are of course pros and cons to each one, but its really just nitpicking at that point.
    Overall they even out in performance.

    Repotting out of a clay orchid pot can be just as challenging.
    The surface of the clay pot is porous enough that the roots will have a firm hold and it will require great care to dislodge the plant without damaging the roots.

    If a particular cattleya seems to want more water than average, then I plant it in a plastic pot or some type of S/H setup so that the pot retains water longer.

    One of the goals that I have set for my growing areas is that I want to be able to water everything at the same time.
    Given my busy schedule, I dont have time to cherry-pick which plants get wet and which ones stay dry when I water.
    Everything gets drenched when I water the plants, and then each individual plant dries out faster or slower depending on what container they are in.

  3. #13
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Pune, India
    Member's Country Flag


    Very neat and nicely organised !!

  4. #14
    gim is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Anna Wharton
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Mississauga, Canada
    Member's Country Flag


    I like your pot that matches the butterfly orchids (maybe).
    Last edited by Brutal_Dreamer; January 5th, 2011 at 08:03 PM. Reason: Edited content: Please see the FAQs on posting

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Cleaning African violets
    By poetiscariot in forum The Jungle
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 16th, 2009, 08:04 PM
  2. Cleaning leaves.
    By JUDIUK in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: September 13th, 2007, 11:28 AM
  3. Cleaning up my new vanda
    By Pioneersnt in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 26th, 2007, 02:14 AM
  4. TN. in late spring
    By Gilda in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 18th, 2005, 08:16 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.