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Orchids Vessels - The ideal pot
CLAY CULTURE POT
A variation of the hanging pot is this handmade cone-shaped clay culture pot. Especially for small or medium-sized orchids, it is a good alternative. Varieties with hanging panicles can be used in this pot to its best advantage, in principle, this vessel is for all types of orchids, for example Paphiopedilum, Cattleya, Oncidium or Phalaenopsis. The artful slots not only decorate the shell from all sides, they also drain or evaporate water more quickly and at the same time ensure good ventilation of the substrate, which is so important for orchids. The pot can be attached to the ceiling with wire hangers (which can be ordered separately), metal chains or strong enough laces. For personal design there are still many possibilities.
And the substrate? This can be safely dispensed with. Small amounts of long-term hydroponic fertilizer in the irrigation water provide the orchid with all the nutrients it needs.
If this novel variant is too adventurous, but you still don’t want dispense the well-established clay pottery classic in terracotta, consider our hanging clay bowl with side holes or simply use the clay pot as a planter. It can bump off temperature fluctuations easily.
If you have a lot of orchids at home, or even grow young plants in a small greenhouse, you will soon realize the value of setting trays. These plastic trays in different sizes provide storage space for 4, 10 or even 24 orchids in pots of 9 or 12 cm in diameter. They ensure a safe and orderly state, if many pots are to be accommodated in a small area. The plants in the trays can be watered from above at the same time as a shower without removing them first, because several small holes within a large hole in the bottom of the individual parking spaces allows irrigation water to drain quickly.
A casting collar offers the advantage of being able to accommodate many orchids on a limited area. This wide plastic ring clicks in at the edge of the pot, extending the pot upwards. As a result, the leaves of the orchid are slightly erect rather than bulging to the side, and require less space.
Usually a new orchid is purchased as a young plant or an adult specimen, but professionals also cultivate baby orchids from the laboratory cup or bottle at home. The best way to do this is to first apply it in suitably small planters and sphagnum moss. In a multi-pin plate with wells of 2.5- 3.5 cm diameter can be cultivated up to 104 or 144 plants in a small space. The required size of the multi-plug-in board depends not only on the number of orchids to be picked, but also on the diameter of the moss platelets. 104er slot plates are used for large moss tiles of 3x4cm and 144mm boards for small moss tiles of 2x3 cm. To pimp the roots and half a centimeter of the pseudobulb between two sphagnum moss platelets must be clamped and dipped in warm water before the plantlet is inserted as deep as possible in the pot. In the subsequent casting, swell the platelets until they fill the whole pot.
Not necessarily made to decorative ticks, but all the more practical, are water steps. These plastic trays with 9 to 14 cm diameter slots can accommodate up to 24 pots. They ensure a particularly secure stand and are a good choice for the hobby greenhouse, but they are also extremely helpful for transporting several orchid pots. Because the wells are connected to each other while there are no holes in the bottom, water can be accumulated all orchids in it at the same time. But beware: If the plants are still standing in the crate after the dipping bath, the irrigation water must then be completely poured off to prevent root damage due to waterlogging.