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Last post 01-10-2013 8:23 PM by Blackstart. 4 replies.

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  • 01/07/2010 05:39 PM
    • Valerian
    • South Essex
    • 20 Jun 2010
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    Is it a myth that orchids grow better in clear pots rather than ordinary ones. I have repotted ones that I have bought into clear pots and managed to keep them flowering all year round. The ones that I did not re-pot flowered then faded away. Itreated them the same way; water and feed etc.. Is there someting to it or just coincidence?

  • 01/07/2010 09:43 PM
    • jon jon
    • stratford on avon
    • 18 Sep 2009
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    Phalanopsis [moth orchid] do benifit from being in clear pots

  • 14/08/2010 09:41 PM
    • dave
    • iver buckinghamshire
    • 16 May 2010
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    i believe that Phalaenopsis growing in the wild have there root expose to day light also moon light that is why the grow best in clear pots

    dave

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  • 01/10/2012 02:43 PM
    • Sammy86
    • Stockport
    • 01 Oct 2012
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    I believe there may be some truth in that. Orchids are climing plants. More often than not they can be found on the side of trees in forest and dense wooded environments. Therefore the plants have adapted to not only absorb minerals from the leaves, but also partially from the leaves. I believe this is why Orchids are not potted in soil because they would suffocate.

  • 01/10/2013 08:23 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Don't know about any Orchid that climbs but they can be epiphytes. Blackstart