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Another new "plant toy"!


I have decided to try an Orchid grown indoors because of the beautiful flowers and this critter is a whole different animal from other plants! It grows in a bizarre potting mix that does not contain much soil!

I have heard that they are a very hearty plant despite the delicate foliage and will tolerate pretty adverse conditions.
This is the one that I picked up and it is currently growing on the dining room table near the bay window and receives quite a bit of light from the south:

Is anyone else out there growing one of these? I would love to know more about the science of growing these things! They are just beautiful!

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Very pretty n2, I love these but never grown one.

16 Aug, 2009


I am growing one now for the first time as well... I have had it now for 3 months and it is not dead yet...LOL. It has grown 2 new leaves as well. only time will tell if I'm getting it right.

16 Aug, 2009


Oh n2o you'll love your Phalaenopsis... they are just about the only house plant I grow and don't kill off! Given you live in the States this website has some useful info...

I water mine by holding under a running tap for a few minutes 'may-be' once a week if I remember! It is better to underwater than over water. I know the info on the Orchid website says to use rainwater but as our tap water is only lightly treated I have always used with no harmful results. Once in a blue moon I remember to give them a feed with orchid feed.

16 Aug, 2009


Thanks for the great info Moon grower!
I collect rain water from the roof to water all of my potted plants, so this little guy should be a happy camper. :-)

16 Aug, 2009

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