Thursday, 15 December 2016 19:23

The Pot

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One would never consider the actual "pot" as having any affect on an orchid's growth, but you could never be more wrong.  Clay versus plastic?  If plastic, black, green, or transparent?  Drainage holes on the bottom?  What about ventilation?  All of these factors, individually or combined have an affect on the orchid.  The right choice will result in a thriving orchid.  The wrong choice typically ends up in a slow death for an orchid.

 

Let's not forget, size means everything.  Too big, or too small?  If there is such a thing as "too small".  Orchids favor the goldie-locks zone - where it has to be just right.

 

Knowing your orchid will make all of these factors easy to master resulting in the best of blooms.

 

This topic will be the feature of the June 2017 Napa Valley Orchid Society's Newsletter.

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