Your web site is very
nice and easy to get
around in. I've only
been growing orchids
for about 8 months but
one thing I look for
now a days, is what
the whole plant looks
like. I've got a couple
of cattleya's that look
like a tornado hit
them. All twisted and
growing every which
way. Pretty flowers but
not pretty enough to
enable me to like
looking at the plant
everyday. One I have
|Thanks for the Photo Lori!
You're growing her beautifully!!
The African violet you gave me for my wife is still blooming. Thanks
much, she is quite happy with it. It sparked her interest in violets
to the point that she purchased 7 plants.
wife we'll be carrying more African Violets in the very near future - just as soon
as we can fine the time to post them to our store web site!
from orchidenterprise!! So, my idea would be for you to put a
picture of the plant along with the flower picture or the whole
plant in bloom. Maybe also mention the approximate height the
plant is expected to get. Most experienced people probably
already know these things but us greenhorns don't. I'm not sure
if this would help your sales or not but I thought I'd see what
you thought about it. Thanks for your time.
A happy customer, Lori
have two pictures for every plant we sell. We'll try and put a
picture of the flower above the description and the little photo
beside the description (called the insert) will be another photo
of either the plant for sale, or what the plant will look like when
We'd like to post a lot more information on each plant too, as
you suggest, but time is our enemy. Ideally we'd like to list the
flower size, plant hight, say if there is a fragrance or not, how
long the flowers last and other such stuff, but we simply don't
have the time. We've seen other web sites that do list a lot
more information but had found them to be rather cumbersome.
We're trying to keep information brief to reduce download times
We also hope that people know that they can send us a quick
email and we try to be prompt with answers to any questions
our customers might have. We're here to help.
Greetings Lohna!, I like to use plastic pots. The roots of your plants have less of a tendency to stick to the sides of the pot. I end up damaging the roots of plants in clay
pots because they simply won't release themselves without breaking.
Use the size pot that the roots will fit into comfortably and still allow room for mix to surround the roots. You're better under-potting than over-potting.
Also, be sure to re-pot every year. Keep the mix fresh and clean. The bacteria and fungus that breaks down the mix, can infect the roots and eventually rot the roots.
That's why it's so important to re-pot every year.
I don't know what kind of Oncidium you are re-potting, but you want to use a mix that compliments the roots. Generally speaking, smaller roots need a smaller mix and
larger roots need a larger mix.
I hope this helps - Ken