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Orchid Cactus: what type of soil do epiphylums like?

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 2, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #8951899

I was given several and want to move them out of the plastic containers into terra cotta pots but I don't know what type of soil to use. Do they like well draining soil with lots of lava like I use for my cactus and succulents? Thanks for any assistance. Xuling
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 3, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #8952904

Cactus mix works very well for Epies. They do need fast drainage.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #8953420

muchas gracias occarol. now I have to go do the dirty work. :) Xuling
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #8997926

If I used cactus mix, I would add some vegetative matter to the mix for epies, Wood chips mixed with cut up oak leaves added to your mix would be great,. bob
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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 7, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #8998122

WooHoo! It's about time ! Amazing what a little competition can do.

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