Orchids and Cactus

Orchids and Cactus

Orchids and Cactus

This easy-to-grow orchid flourished in November 2008.
In this case, I have it in a blown pot-of those simple that are used in nurseries- with large holes. is composed of pieces of brick and tiles that help to retain moisture without soaking, sea pine bark (Pinus Pinaster, very common in this area) and charcoal. Coal serves as a natural fungicide, in addition to aerating the substrate and keeping it moist and must be natural, genuine wood, because the "easy to ignite" carbon that comes packaged in paper bag has a chemical that helps to ignite the flame and is not good for plants.

In the next photo, a comparison between 2 DendrobiumNobile, one on stem and the top flower.

Orchids and Cactus
Orchids and Cactus

The plant on the right has a more vigorous posture than the one that is mounted on the trunk.
I like more the one that are in logs but to equal the humidity that gives a pot with substrate is difficult to me .

Brick, pine bark and charcoal one. A small stem with a bit of palm fiber.

In the pot I water it once a day during the summer, at dusk. To the stem I give an extra watering at dawn before the sun comes out to prevent it from burning with the rays of it. In winter I do not water, although from time to time I spray to give some moisture.

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