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Tropical Zone Gardening: need help on orchids

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westraad
Xai Xai
Mozambique

July 17, 2009
10:30 AM

Post #6829847

Hi everyone,
i need some help on orchids. a friend gave me a couple, but i absolutely don't know anything about them. how do you plant them? do you tie them to a tree, or what?
i would greatly appreciate some assistance.
thanks!
westraad
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

July 17, 2009
11:58 AM

Post #6829987

Depends on what types of orchids they are. Could be anything from in the ground, to on trees or on rocks.
ToucanOasis
Tilaran
Costa Rica

July 17, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6829995

Go here first.
http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/orchid-care.html
westraad
Xai Xai
Mozambique

July 17, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #6830762

the ones the lady gave me came off a tree, and i have seen the same type before, all on trees.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

July 17, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6832440

If they're growing well for her there then try to replicate the same conditions. Take into account exposure to wind and sun, and texture of the tree bark. I use fishing line to tie orchids to trees. When the plant attaches it's easy to cut the fishing line and pull it out without disturbing the plant.
westraad
Xai Xai
Mozambique

July 18, 2009
8:24 AM

Post #6833701

ok, thanks for the advice, much appreciated!
westraad

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