Sometimes there are reasons you may need to repot your orchid, and this post will explore some of them.
There will be another post to follow about how to repot an orchid, but I’d like to talk about what factors influence when you need to change the growing media.
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About a year ago, I made a purchase from Burnham Nurseries which included a Dendrobium Victoria Reginae orchid. This particular Dendrobium is the only ‘blue’ orchid. She came from the specimen plant that is housed in Burnham’s Orchid Paradise exhibition (and it is massive!). She came to me as a single cane with leaves growing well.
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One of my newest adoptee orchids has opened their blooms! I created a post about this orchid a few weeks ago, but she’s been a very busy orchid since then.
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You may remember a while ago, that I was looking after an Oncidium type orchid for my brother; Odontioda Stirbic Red. This orchid had no roots when I collected it but it made a recovery and went back to him last year when it was strong enough.
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There are some exciting things happening with my orchids at the moment. Most of my mini-phalaenopsis have started to grow, after two years of little or no movement!
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Well not new exactly, but new to me.
I posted about a new Oncidium type orchid that had been given to me to care for recently, as my relative is no longer able to care for it. After a few weeks of being in its new home, something exciting happened!
That’s right, we have a flower spike! Blooms to follow soon hopefully.
As an update to an old post about fungus gnat control, I’d like to share with you the effectiveness of a bowl of soapy water.
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