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Re: orchid help/Noreen


Thanks Noreen,your a doll!!!!!!!!!
 
Holli
 
 
In a message dated 4/28/2005 11:50:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
TeichFlora@aol.com writes:

Hi, I  grow a lot of my orchids and epiphytes on bark.  I'm assuming it  is  
cork bark?  Roots covering the bark is fine, and exactly what it  is  meant 
to 
do, as in nature.  Epiphytes gain their moisture  and  nutrients from the air 
on 
the entire plant, using their roots  more to  anchor the plant than anything 
else.  If the orchid  plant itself...not just  the roots have covered the 
entire 
bark, you  can take off divisions, and mount on  a new piece of bark, or put 
in  
an orchid basket with orchid bark mix.   However, it will not  hurt the plant 
if you leave it alone.  In fact  I would suggest  this.  

If it were a Staghorn fern, larger growing bromeliad or  such, then I  would 
suggest mounting the old bark onto a newer larger  bark, but in the case of  
an 
orchid, this is not necessary.   Most epiphytes can be left alone, with  pups 
or divisions taken  off.  

Make sure that you have plenty of air circulation, humidity  and bright  
light, but not direct sun....and it will be very  happy.  These are my  
favorite 
types of plants to grow, least  amount of maintenance, and using least  
amount of  
space.

Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf  Coast




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