So, we get asked pretty much the same questions every week about orchid growing and as much as recite or pretend to really know... I'm going to have to admit --- I really employ the "do your best and, well, pray" method.... The thing about it is.. in my opinion... is that an orchid as a "plant gift" is the best kind... especially if you buy a really high quality (which doesn't have to mean high price) plant. With little to no care they can last 3-4 months and there is just not a more beautiful or special flower out there... but that's just my opinion. I think a lot of us are intimidated by the sensual lure of the orchid.... but its a really easy to care for species.... So.... check out the article I found below.... From a really great website that answers a lot of questions about orchids in general: www.orchidcarezone.com
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
As you have probably noticed, many soil mixes contain bits of styrofoam. This acts as an aeration additive, therefore it only makes since it would work for drainage as well. This method can take the place of a non existent drainage hole.
Many of our clients have BEAUTIFUL containers that they have always hesitated to plant because they don't have a drainage hole, but over the years we have shown them how to line and properly plant with their leftover "peanuts" (styrofoam)! So if you have a container you would love to plant, but didn't know you could...bring it to us!!!!!!!
Posted by Beth at 9:10 AM