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Old 03-22-2013, 06:06 PM
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Such a thing as too small of a pot?

I've been trying my hand at grown orchids s/h. I've planted a couple of cattleya and oncidiums in s/h and not much has been happening. The orchids are planted in a deli container which are about 4-5 inches tall and I drilled two holes about an inch from the bottom. I am trying the smaller heigth pots because I was thinking with it being so dry here in Phoenix that the smaller pots would stay wetter. Does it matter as to how tall the pots are. Should I try a quart deli container instead. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:33 PM
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Your assessment of the effect of the height of the pot is a good one, but frankly I'm not certain how much difference it really makes, as the plants tend to sink their roots all the way into the reservoir anyway.

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What I did with my plants that like to be a bit wetter is actually make holes higher than an inch so that there was more water in the reservoir. So far, my African Violets are loving it! And, if it gets too wet, I can always put in more holes. Easy peasy.

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Re: Such thing as too small a pot?


I have several orchids growing in smaller plastic pots filled with LECA. The smallest ones I use are about 3 inches high and 2 inches wide. I use this size for seedlings. I also have several in pots that are about 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall.


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