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3.25" Waterdance Pots For Orchids
3.25" wide (at the top) x 3.75" tall square Waterdance pots. Lightweight, durable, and relatively inexpensive. Here at the Orchids for the People nursery, this is our go-to pot for "4inch" plants!The advantage these pots have is the bottom. Instead of drain holes, these pots simply have a screen over the bottom. This allows air to easily circulate and penetrate the pots from the bottom and oxygenate the roots. Not only that, it also eliminates water pooling in the bottom of the pot eliminating the biggest source of root rot. In addition, any fine, decomposing potting medium falls right out the bottom, eliminating the accumulation of anaerobic "mud" in the bottom of the pot. Plus, these pots have "feet" at each corner which raise the bottom of the pot up off the table allowing for even better air circulation around the bottom of the pot. When used with our long-strand coconut fiber, we think it is one of the best ways to grow orchids!
$5.00 - $148.00
6" Octagonal Basket, Qty 5
6" octagonal baskets, quantity 5. Long-lasting black plastic baskets that are perfect for orchids. Shipping is calculated by weight and destination on this item so you pay exactly what postage costs, nothing more!Great for hanging orchids and epiphytic plants.
8" Hydroponic Basket - Qty 5
American Hydroponics brand Heavy duty 8" hydroponic baskets. Cheapest price around! 5 baskets for $13.50. Shipping is calculated by weight and destination on this item so you pay exactly what postage costs, nothing more!Great for hanging orchids and epiphytic plants. Note: holes are too small for orchids that flower out of the bottom of the basket such as Stanhopeas.
Coconut Fiber for Potting and Mounting
1 lb of Long coconut husk fiber. Great for many plant uses, particularly with orchids. $6 discount when you purchase 3 lbs (Select the 3 lb option, not 3 of the 1 lb option)! Here at the Orchids For The People nursery, this is our go-to potting medium! 95+% of our plants now live in just coconut fiber! It’s easy to use. When using it as a potting medium just fluff it up, pillow (don’t wrap) it around the roots, and stuff the whole “unit” into a pot with really good drainage. We recommend terra cotta pots or “Raindance” pots, which we also sell. The “unit” should be very snug in the pot. What we love about coco fiber: Slow to break down. Will easily last 2 years, the maximum recommended time between repottings. Very lightweight (easy on the back and the tables). Holds moisture while allowing great air circulation when used with the appropriate pot (lots of drain holes) or basket. Roots and flower spikes penetrate easily. You never have to worry about whether or not your Stanhopea or Dracula flower spike is going to make it out of the basket! We also use it to wrap plants before mounting them. This protects fragile roots during the process and creates a small, more damp microclimate allowing the plant to acclimate quicker with less stress. Plus, it helps hide the wire or string used to affix the plant to the mount. We also use it to "top dress” pots when using other potting mediums. This prevents weed growth, slows water loss, soil erosion due to overhead watering, and moss and algae from accumulating on top of certain mediums such as sphagnum moss.
$12.00 - $30.00
The hardest part of growing orchids is deflasking and establishing babies. Here at Orchids For The People we deflasked over 5,000 orchids last year.This kit is everything you need to deflask 1 flask of orchid seedlings just the way we do!From years of trial and error, we have developed this method that has improved survivability of seedlings to over 85% in the winter and over 92% spring-fall!Orchid flasks are not cheap and who wants to risk killing even 1 potentially unique, award-quality plant? This kit is a great investment for the health of your new babies! Kit includes:1. Pot2. Coco fiber3. 4-star grade New Zealand sphagnum moss4. Daconil fungicide5. Proprietary blend of mycorrhizal fungi that helps protect the plants and stimulate root growth right out of the flask6. Fertilizer7. Most importantly a clear step by step direction sheet on how we deflask.
$11.99 - $39.99