Any doofus-proof orchids?

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Betta132
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Any doofus-proof orchids?

Postby Betta132 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:15 pm

I'm looking for orchids that don't really need much care, ones that won't mind terribly if they're just left in the back of the viv to do their thing. I won't mist them, but they may end up damp. Also, there's no circulation in there at the moment. Used to be a rigged computer fan in there, but the wires all got yanked out when the cat jumped on the power cable. Are there any orchids that are okay with that? I don't actually mind if they don't really bloom, I just like how the leaves look.

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Re: Any doofus-proof orchids?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:23 pm

I 'suck' at Orchids, and you'd think I would 'know better' living in FL an' all....but...there are a lot of cheaper orchids, that are large and common. I would just buy the cheaper ones and toss em' in. If they take, they take...if not...meh. That pretty much sums up my planting mantra too. Heh.

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Re: Any doofus-proof orchids?

Postby Betta132 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

I can get cheap ones at Home Depot, but I don't really like it when they just all die off. They usually have moth orchids... I could probably look for smaller ones and put them higher up, though it's an 18" square and doesn't have much room for the foot-wide moths they usually have.

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Re: Any doofus-proof orchids?

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Any doofus-proof orchids?

Postby zonz540 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:12 am

Phalaenopsis generally like lower light levels and drier conditions than are found in our vivs. Pleurothallus and bulbophyllum do better for me. There are also some dendrobium and a couple of laelia that stay small enough and do well with the light and moisture levels we have, although they tend to cost $15-30+.
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