Repotting and Potting Mixes
Basic considerations for orchid repotting, why to repot, how to select a pot, what potting medium to use and when is the best time to repot.
If there is only one thing that you need to know to successfully grow orchids, it is that orchid roots are different from the roots on your other houseplants.
The Mystery of Sphagnum Moss
Orchid growers have a love hate relationship with sphagnum moss, but the right moss has many uses!
Top Dressing Your Orchids
The benefits of top dressing your pots with sphagnum moss, cypress mulch, timed release fertilizer and organic supplements.
A well stocked potting shed has a wide variety of wire products for securing, hanging and staking orchids.
Selecting a Pot for Your Orchid
Many questions pass through the orchid grower’s mind when selecting pots: plastic or clay pot? bulb, azalea or standard pot? clear or opaque plastic pot?
Cleaning Clay Pots
Different ways to clean, sterilize and desalt your used orchid pots, including using the dishwasher, stove and oven.
Potting in Tree Fern Baskets
Tree fern baskets are a great way to grow and display your orchids, hung either horizontally as a basket or vertically as a mount.
Repotting Bifoliate Cattleyas, Keith Davis Style
If your bifoliate cattleya simply must be repotted even though it is not throwing off new roots, try this approach.
Repotting Hoss Cattleyas
Eventually your large standard cattleya will ooutgrow its pot, then what do you do?
Make your own rafts from hardward cloth, your stanhopeas will love you!
Repotting Seedling Orchids
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Adaptive Repotting Approach
- Mary Jo Gilsdorf
Dividing Overgrown Orchids
- Ken Slump
- Charles Marden Fitch
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