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Plastic pots and clay pots

This is a discussion on Plastic pots and clay pots within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So Kelly , I just wanna make sure I understand you correctly , is this ...

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    So Kelly , I just wanna make sure I understand you correctly , is this your second rossioglossum or is this the only one you ever had that's given you some problems ? I'm half in with you on the masdevallias , some are quite hideous , but some are kinda nice .
    You have quite a nice collection for an apartment .
    Also the other downside to having a clay pot that doesn't sit snug (Martha) is when the wind blows the whole thing could tip over easily , as I have experienced before .

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    It's a bit late right now so I'm not firing on all cylinders but my collect thus far should be 12 phals , 14 dens , 8 catts , 3 epic , 2 spathoglottis , 1 paplionanthe and 1 onc . I think that's them all . I also live in an apt but I don't have to worry about winter so they can be outside . I do however have to worry about them drying out pretty fast in the heat of the days here . I only have 2 phals outside right now but would like to get them all outside for some more light and all the rain but haven't been able to manage it so far .
    What do you think your problem might be with the Rossi ?Or is it that you don't like it and it doesn't like you ?

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    I haven't found any combination of plastic pots and natural clay pots that work well together. The only plastic pots I have are clear plastic pots for my phals.. If they're top heavy I can put them inside a clay pot one size larger and put some rocks or large bark in the extra space to keep it upright. I have a few hexagon shaped glazed ceramic orchid pots. There are sizes that 4" and 5" plastic pots fit inside perfectly. They work very well for me but the downside is that they're very expensive.

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    Kelly, I have one of those decorative glazed slip pots here somewhere, it's black with the cutouts and was broken when I found it but has been reglued and isn't noticeable. I used it when I tried a plastic potted paph as an indoor plant and it worked well, unfortunately the paph threw a tantrum and went back out so I am no longer using the pot. You can have it if you want to try it.

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    This large ball shaped pot features incised ventilation holes to allow for better air flow, easy misting and allowing the roots to grow through to the outer sied of the planter makes a beautiful display. The interior of the planter was left unglazed to allow the pot to hold a bit of moisture thus recreating a natural humidity that orchids love. This pot measures approximately 6˝" tall and 8˝" in diameter and the planting opening is approx. 7" X 5" making it suitable for large plants. And can also be used for other soil-less plants such as air plants and certain species of fern.

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    I'll always go for the clay pot. As much as possible I want my orchids setup all organic and natural.

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