Orchids forum: anyone seen this coir container

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 29, 2013 11:40 AM CST
I got this coir container from a succulent nursery..but I cannot find it anywhere else online..have you guys seen this particular type, the coir is more molded, firmer looking..would be trying it out for my oncidium..but I wish I can get some more.. Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 29, 2013 4:24 PM CST

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Never saw this one before! Looks good!
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 29, 2013 6:12 PM CST
Let us know how it works. I can understand how it can be molded to shape, but what happens when it gets wet again? Curious minds want to know...
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Apr 29, 2013 7:51 PM CST
The coir is shaped into a pot or any other shape for that mater, and has a thin coating of latex to keep it together. Most are made overseas, particularly Sri Lanka. Keep in mind that most coir pots will last about a year above ground and 6 months in the ground. Hence the 'Green' factor. For some other plants in the garden, I have potted using coir and re potted a year later just by putting it in a larger coir pot. Have not messed with orchids with coir. Most potted orchids don't seem to like being disturbed every year
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 2, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Have repotted one of my Onc Dancing Lady today using the coir container, finally got one old mushy pseudobulb out. Pre-soaked coir and media overnight..will see how it goes!

I like the pre-drilled holes at the back, so it's easy to loop a thin wire to hold up the plant.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 9, 2015 11:02 AM CST
Just updating status of my Oncidiums that I moved to these coir containers in 2013. It took awhile to adjust, so far still alive Big Grin . We just have this horrible ongoing drought, hard to keep our humidity here. But I have learned to give them a good thorough shower at least once or twice a week and occasional spritzing.

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Made me understand just how tough those roots will grow..it grew right throught the back of the container and is holding on:
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I have this Maxillaria tenuifolia in one of the containers too. I have been remiss with this one, but it bloomed though a bit constricted in late Spring. I see slow new growth coming about, so I am reassured it is still coping. Just got to help all of the orchids get early morning spray or shower to endure our hot summer days.
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Another heat wave week here..thankful the orchids are coping. Smiling
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 9, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Wow Tarev, I've never seen that container before. I'm afraid my Oncidium are not shoot with me. they keep losing leaves.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 9, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Gigi, maybe they need more water?? I find them always so thirsty here, well, it is such dismal humidity here so can't seem to drown these types here even if I water daily especially during summer.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 9, 2015 7:39 PM CST
I think so, I spray them almost everyday with water and soak them.

I think they need new potting soil. We are very humid and wet, it rains almost everyday!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 9, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Potting soil? I don't use potting soil for them since they are epiphytes. One of my noid oncidiums I have them in clay rocks, works well too.
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Rainbow
Sep 9, 2015 10:33 PM CST
Just wondering...is this a hypertufa container made with coconut coir fibers instead of peat moss?
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 10, 2015 4:54 AM CST
Oopps I meant this needs to be repotted but you are right though, I wasn't quite sure what to use until I saw a video how to report an Oncidium last night. Thanks Tarev!
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