Rehousing Orchids

Continuing from earlier:  after resettling the largest plant, I decided to take a look at the smallest of the collection of Dendrobiums, a kingianum.  It appeared to have been dislodged from its pot and the roots were sitting on top of the potting mix.  I tipped out the old mix and repotted the orchid back into its original home.


A number of hybrids shared parents so I sorted them into families.  A pair of Compact Gold #5 shares the same parents so I potted the brothers into one pot for the time being, until they demand to be separated.



These brothers look totally different from one another; I hope the tags were correct.  I removed the dead roots and shook off the old mix


The brothers must share room for now


These three all claimed Darkie as a parent


It’s easy to see the differences between the half brothers 


Darkie’s boys were bundled together to be dealt with later

The Dragonette half siblings below have different shape leaves.

The Windermeres also look very different; same father different mothers.


That much tired me out; the box is looking less congested but a lot more there to do





About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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9 Responses to Rehousing Orchids

  1. Josie says:

    Beautiful… Lovely variety of orchids. 😊

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    I love orchids too Mary and they grow quite well inside here in Ireland. Lovely to see what goes on at your place with your orchids, looks fantastic and such a variety!

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  3. Great to see the process, Mary. The last picture looks like a baby dragon – or Dragonette :)

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  4. Who knew orchid raising was such a family affair? I love that.

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