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Watering

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Erico, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Erico

    Erico New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    If I have an orchid in a standard pot without a drainage hole, would fine spraying water on the growing medium give it sufficient moisture to do well? If so how many times a week would you suggest? I would also feed it with a fine spray, would once a month would suffice?

    Many thanks

    Eric
     
  2. Sabinchen

    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    Hello Eric,
    I think taking a pot without a hole is a risk. Even with spray you can lose control. What kind of orchid do you want to put in a closed pot?
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Eric, welcome to the forum.

    I don’t recommend putting any orchid in a pot without drainage. A better solution is to put the plant in a pot with good drainage holes so it can be appropriately watered then nestle the pot into the decorative pot after water has been able to drain.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Drainage is a must.

    Repeated wetting and drying, without enough volume of water passing through to flush the potting medium will lead to the build up of minerals and plant wastes to the point of becoming toxic.