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Old 01-09-2006, 05:14 PM  
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You can purchase a humidifier. Air conditioners and heaters dry the air, so avoid placing orchids near vents or ducts.


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Old 01-10-2006, 05:03 AM  
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How frequently should I repot ? Does it really necessary?


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Old 01-10-2006, 05:52 PM  
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Most orchids should be repotted every one to two years, although some varieties can go years without repotting.
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:38 AM  
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How frequently should I repot ? Does it really necessary?
Timing is the most critical element in repotting orchids. If orchids are not repotted at the correct time, flowering may not occur until the next year.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:03 AM  
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Nearly all repotting should be done between February and June. This is the time when most orchids produce new growth and new roots. This usually occurs just after the plant flowers.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:48 PM  
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my indoor orchids, i just put it where there's lots of light and they're happy. i have them in my garden window in the kitchen now and they've been happy for a couple of years, give me flowers a couple of times a year. so many flowers that i've even gotten bugs, so i gave away one pot to my sister-in-law (that pot had 3 stalks of flowers last time it flowered).

i only repot them when the pot it's previously in could no longer hold them; looks like it's going to topple over from being top-heavy; plastic pot being split opened by being too full. once you repot them, don't expect flowers for at least a year cause they normally only flower when they're crowded (happy). also i repot them whenever i have time, doesn't matter what time of the year. once you get used to them, they're really easy to grow. don't require too much attention. i only water them once a week or if there's lots of sun, twice a week. fertilize when i think of it, but they flower with just water sometimes.


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