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    If you by an orchid that doesn't have holes in the side of the pot or is in a plastic pot be VERY VERY careful about watering. If you aren't careful.... POOF it'll turn yellow and die. I know from a recent experience, and I am not gonna repeat that experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
    -Bill Cosby

    LOL. I guess I'm stupid cuz I'm not really all that careful about watering mine... but hey, it's doing great so I guess there's no need to be alarmed :P
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    IF you have it in a glazed, plastic, or large clay pot fill the pot most of the way up with those packing peanuts. Then you do not have to worry about over watering.

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    What if the plastic pot has holes?
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    Some nurseries grow Phals in potting soil in plastic pots. But they provide strictly controlled conditions. For the best results with orchids, err towards too little water, too small of a pot, too coarse of a medium, too little fertilizer, too little light and so on.
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    lol. mine is on a small plastic pot with sphagnum :P and I water it when it's dry. I also have it in bright light... on a windowsill
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    Bruce is right, most of the hybrids for sale these days are remarkibly hardy. i have an Oncidium that flowers every 4 months under Bruce's "to lil" idea. i dont think i have fertilized the thing more than once in the last 2 years and its growing beautifully as one of my most neglected plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Wesley @ Feb. 13 2005,1:36)]If you by an orchid that doesn't have holes in the side of the pot or is in a plastic pot be VERY VERY careful about watering. If you aren't careful.... POOF it'll turn yellow and die. I know from a recent experience, and I am not gonna repeat that experience.
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