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    Default Potting new natural way

    plastic pot replaced with coconut husk
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    I am from India and have been growing from the past 10 years
    Have been active with our orchid society for the last 7 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramakumar View Post
    I am from India and have been growing from the past 10 years
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    Welcome Ramakumar! You can start your own introductory thread here http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...duce-yourself/ if you'd like.

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    Hello and Welcome from fellow Indian. Where are you from?

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    [QUOTE=ksriramkumar;447758]Hello and Welcome from fellow Indian. Where are you from?
    sir,
    i am from kottayam kerala
    i am working in agriculture department as tech officer
    havinng a small orchid farm my 20 years orchid experience

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    Welcome from Florida! I have seen orchids in coconut shells but have never had one potted that way!

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    Welcome to the group!

    If we want to be picky, we can safely say that using coconut products isn't truly a "natural" way of growing them, as the are no orchids that grow that way naturally. (When I routinely gave lectures on semi-hydroponics to orchid societies, I often heard "it's not natural", so I simply asked when was the last time that individual had seen an orchid growing in fir bark or coconut husk chips in nature?)

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    I saw Vanda teres ( now in a different genus) grown that way at Kandy Botanical Gardens, in Sri Lanka - so long ago that it was then called Ceylon ( about 1967 ) when I first visited .
    More recently, maybe 2006 or 7 , I bought a lot of Dendrobium Hybrids from a nursery in Bangkok, and that eas an enormous place : they mostly sold cut flowers , and measured their sales in the number of tonnes sold each month- I recall that it was 3 tonnes the month I was there . They told me that I could select the plants I wanted and gave me a list of bench numbers to visit for my order . There were almost 2000 benches, each maybe 12 metres long , and - this is the point - their growing technique was to chop the top off a green coconut and drop a seedling inside..Coconut milk is a well known ingredient ro add to Agar in flasking - I gues it is full of nutrients.
    So, nothing new under the sun, as they say .

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    I was also tempted to point that out, Ray, but I figured I'd just not fight that battle.

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    Naaah. No battle, just a humorous point of view.

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