Orchiata?

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    grubea

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    I have some multifloral and parvi paphs and all of them are in either 2 in or 3 in pots. What size Orchiata would you guys recommend?

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    I use 6-9 mm with some chunky perlite for that size.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    It all depends on how you culture your plants, if you want an honest answer. There really is no silver bullet when it comes to potting media.


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    The size of the roots is also important. Normally I put small seedlings in pots that size which have thinner roots. Hence, I use smaller bark.
     
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    I have lots of seedlings of parvi and a few multi-floral hybrids in 2 inch tall pot and 3inch pot. I use the same small (not seedling grade but larger) particle of orchiata mixed with perlite and other that I use on larger paphs in 3.75 and 4 inch pot. I water them on a bit more frequent interval.
     
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    orchiata classic (1/4 - 3/8) for seedlings up to 4" pot. 80%:10%:10% (perlite and river gravel)
    power for larger sized seedlings

    growing in the northeast us in a greenhouse

    watering whenever the bark looks dry on top and shows no 'wet spots' on sides of the translucent pots (mostly every other day in the winter) everyday in summer
     

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