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Old 06-05-2007, 02:55 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Manelli Family[_2_] Manelli Family[_2_] is offline
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Default Vandas and Spanish Moss (Diana & Jadel)

"jadel" wrote in message
On May 4, 9:09 pm, "Manelli Family" wrote:

How then do you water and fertilize them? Do you take them down and dunk
them in a bucket of water?

I don't have that many vandaceous plants, so I water them indoors
every couple days by spraying them in a utility sink. Outdoors, I
just use a hose and a fine spray nozzle. I use the same method on
Nepenthes. I fertilize them with a sprayer.

The bucket method seems to me to be a good way to spread disease.

J. Del Col

Thank you. I only have 8 orchids at the moment and have used the bucket
method when fertalizing, never giving a thought to disease spread.