Repotting Orchids?

Can I repot my orchids directly into a decorative pot or do I need to get the plastic pot?


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October 15, 20170 found this helpful
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To replace the clear plastic pot, you can take any clear plastic food container then heat up the large flat metal end of a screwdriver on the flame of a candle or on a gas flame. When the metal is warm enough you can make holes very easily just by touching the plastic container with the end of the screwdriver. The result will be the same as using the clear plastic pots which are sold for orchids at a price which as no reason to be so high. I don't think you can find it easily in the USA but there is a type of cheese which is sold in exactly the same kind of pot as orchids it is called "faisselle cheese" the "faisselle" is actually the name of the pot used to make this cheese.


It used to be a ceramic pot but is now plastic made. All orchids can't be potted in soil, there are "earth orchids" and others which are air plants made to leave nearly in the air only, hanging on trees or even rocks and these need that special pot.
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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

As long as there is proper drainage you can use any pot.

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

Repotting an orchid.

Step 1
Make sure it needs repotting first.

Step 2
If the white roots are showing then repot.

Step 3
There is specialized pots,but a clay pot will work as well.

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

You might want to consider other options for planting your orchids.

  • Many people who own orchards prefer the double planting method. This offers you an advantage when it comes to decorative pots.
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  • Use a clear growers pot for your orchid plants. This gives you a clear view of your root system.
  • The growers pot can sit inside a decorative pot and it is easy to inspect the orchid roots without disturbing your plant. All you need to do is remove the growers pot out of the decorative pot to inspect your roots.
  • Using a growers pot makes it simple to switch and change decorative pots any time of the year. You can easily move the orchids from one decorative pot to another any time you wish.
  • I would order a clear plastic grower's pot on line to plant the orchid in. Then you can easily sit this pot inside one of your decorative pots and move it around anytime you wish.
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October 17, 20170 found this helpful

Orchids are beautiful but do require a little different care than your normal house plant.

  • Good drainage is essential but proper potting mix is just as important.
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  • Different type orchids grow better if grown in their special soil blend so try to keep the same type mixture when you repot.
  • Orchid soil mixtures can be found in small bags at most garden centers but there may be several types so it is best if you know the name of your orchids or try to buy the same type that is in your now planted orchid.
  • Planting directly into a pot without drainage holes can be a mistake so try to use a clear plastic inner pot (maybe as Catherine suggested) or a regular pot that has drainage holes that will fit (with either space at the bottom or a few rocks under the inner pot so there is drainage room at the bottom).
  • Your orchids can never sit in water.
  • It is a good idea to read some instructions from orchid growers about how and when to repot and also proper care suggestions so your orchids will always grow and bloom for you.
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