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Old 04-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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What's your biggest pot size?

I was just wonder how big does everyone grow each type of orchids. For bigger orchids with sympodial growth, does having too many back bulbs ever not benificial to flowering?

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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I have some Cymbidiums in 5 gallon sized pots. That's about as large as I'll go. That's when I take a day and divide them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:57 PM
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My biggest S/H container at the moment is a Cymbidium Golden Elf 'Sundust' HCC/AOS in a converted florist's cooler bucket that's 18" in diameter by 24" tall.
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My biggest S/H container at the moment is a Cymbidium Golden Elf 'Sundust' HCC/AOS in a converted florist's cooler bucket that's 18" in diameter by 24" tall.
Geeze. That's MAJOR S/H! I'm in the process of converting a lot of my Cymbidiums to S/H and it's working great!

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I think the 6 inch basket pots and 6 inch baskets are my largest right now for the orchids. I moved the vanilla out of the twelve inch pot as I needed the pot and space for a Manilkara Zapota. I once had plants in 24in planters but getting them up and down the steps every fall and spring became a pain so I downsized the plants into smaller pots. My cattleyas and aerides are seedlings and the only other large one I plan to have is the angraecum sequipidale. Most of my other orchids are mini or small.
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I make up for the small orchids with the other plants. I seem to have a thing for vines and 'small' tropical trees.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:32 AM
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i've got a cattleya stuffed in an 8" pot, but would easily fit into a 12" pot with not a whole lot of room to spare.
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I have a Catt NOID that I call the weed, that I cut up into 3 psudobulb divisions and planted in a 2ft container. Kept the media deep so it wouldnt climb out. Trying to get a plant that goes wow with flowers.

Well that was last year. Now it has filled the container like bamboo and is really crowded again.
Trouble is, that I dont have enough room to house it properly and it only flowers for 3 months during summer.

Like I said, I call this one the weed which is very apt and everyone who ever got a piece now has the same problem.
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Geeze. That's MAJOR S/H! I'm in the process of converting a lot of my Cymbidiums to S/H and it's working great!

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I try and keep my plants (especially cymbidiums) in pots no larger than 8 inches if I can. I do a have a few in 12 inch pots but they never are allowed to get bigger (divide and conquer!)
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