Two Orchids Have Arrived!

IMG_0010Two 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.

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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.

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