Two new orchids arrived today: my Oncidium Jungle Monarch ‘Pacific Pride’ and a Wilsonara Wicked ‘Red Head’. They are both tall orchids both extending higher than my 30″ stakes. The Wilsonara is only a couple of days from flowering.
I tried something different this time. I took two old orchid pots (from Nugget Market) drilled two holes in the bottom, and inserted the new plants and its plastic pot into these pots. I then filled around the edges with LECA pellets. This worked great to stablize the plants as they are each over three feet tall, but it is also a good way to introduce them to the orchid room.
As soon as the blooms have faded, I will repot them into S/H.