What to do with Thirty Orchids

Whether I am addicted to orchids or whether I am addicted to online shopping, recently thirty orchids were delivered to me by Australia Post.  Most of them were small plants in 50mm/2 inch pots except for this zygopetalum that came with three flower spikes.  The flowers were on their way out and that’s how I acquired it for the bargain price of $25.


The little ones were so well wrapped and taped that it took me ages to release them from bondage.  As most of them were bursting out of their pots, the next task is to pot them up.


25  mixed Dendrobiums at half price

I decided to start on the largest one, a Dendrobium speciosum hybrid.

I soaked the pot in water to soften the roots but it was so pot bound that I had to cut up the pot.  No doubt incurring damages along the way…

I took out as much old mix as I can, put some pebbles in the bottom of a plastic pot for stability and drainage then popped the plant in and filled with fresh mix.   That is one done and still a box full to go.



In its final-for-now home

Next – Rehousing Orchids

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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7 Responses to What to do with Thirty Orchids

  1. taphian says:

    I love orchids, dear Mary. You really got them for a good price. Here they cost from 8,00 – 25,00 Euros a piece. It was really interesting how you pot them up. I wish you a lot of flowers soon, have a nice weekend, kind regards Mitza

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  3. Do you still have your young helper, or did you have to do all this yourself?

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  4. in says:

    What a deal. Good for u! 🌱

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