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kimguy

I love my garden in Barberton, Ohio (Summit County).

Phalaenopsis

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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kimguy

I need help. Should I remove all the miss before putting the roots in water? #planthelp #miniorchid #gift

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ShelleySnyder

Kim @ripjuju Judy I think would know what to do , she has talent!!💘😍

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kimguy

Thanks for the heads up, Shelley😎💜

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ripjuju

@kimguy while I am far from an expert it looks to be too wet. If you have new moss or bark with charcoal repot it but don't pack the moss in tight it crowds out the roots. A good resource for orchids is the American orchid society, there are also some good videos on u tube. Hope this helps. Keep in mind you must water sparingly or the root will rot.

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kimguy

Thanks Judy @ripjuju , I went on your feed and could tell that I needed to remove that moss. These plants must have been watered before they were gifted to me. They were so wet. I Wil check out that site😎💜

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ShelleySnyder

Told you @ripjuju Judy would know! She has talent !!💘😍

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ripjuju

@ShelleySnyder silly girl! LOL😊😁😄☺

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ShelleySnyder

@ripjuju yep! That's me!!😁💘😍

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gjones

I'm almost giving up on orchids! Some say don't let it dry out- others say don't overwater or you get root rot! Some say low to medium light and then I see photos on here where they're sitting on windowsills. I'm winging it and hope I'll succeed!😁 Mine has bloomed once and has a small flower spike forming so I'm keeping fingers crossed!

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kimguy

I've never had much interest in them but since they are now my responsibility, I must try to do right by them. I watched more u- tube than I cared to tonight.😒 @ShelleySnyder. @ripjuju @gjones

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moore.794

p. allen smith has excellent video on orchids. mine is in west window new blooms comming on. do not pack moss or bark will rot. 1/4 cup rain water each week. occasional tepid shower to dust. good luck.

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kimguy

Thanks so much @moore.794

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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kimguy

My first orchid, one of two, given to me by my sister in law. It needs repotted. #purpleorchid #phalaenopsis #indoorgarden #newplant #upclose #mine #kim2018 #hopeidontkillit.

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columbiariver

Gorgeous. There was a doctor where I worked who had a window full of orchids, always blooming. She had them in a long dish with water and marbles. The marbles keep the plant from sitting in the water. But they soak it in through foliage. I'm trying this with some of the tropicals I have and they're doing really well. Just more information to store away. This is a fab color!

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kimguy

Thanks Laura, I was just considering how to repot, so I pulled out a clear container and patially filled it with black rock. How often should I change the water? @columbiariver

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columbiariver

It should evaporate and then refill. It's very shallow and doesn't touch bottom of pots.

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gjones

Great colour💜💕

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kimguy

I do love the dark purple💜💜💜 @gjones

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