Share experiences in choosing orchid pots and evaluate the pros and cons of each type


The current orchid pots are very diverse in quality models to choose from. So which orchid pots are suitable for planting and caring for the plant to grow well? I personally try to grow orchids in all kinds from plastic pots, wooden pots, terracotta pots, southern ceramic pots to driftwood grafting. Honestly, each type of pot has certain advantages and disadvantages. No pot type is absolute. Try analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Contents of content:

Plastic pots for growing orchids
Plastic orchid pots with wooden imitation
Terracotta pots grow orchids
Wooden pots for growing orchids
Ceramic orchid pots (earthen pots)
Southern ceramic orchid pots, ancient pottery.
Orchid pots combined with driftwood
Notes when choosing orchid pots
How to make orchid pots with coconut shell
Where to buy orchid pots?

Plastic pots for growing orchids

The advantages of this type of pot are cheap, light, low cost, and fast drainage. When planting orchids with plastic pots hanging will take less area and do not weigh heavily. Young orchids grown with plastic pots are quite good development, suitable for gardeners doing economic. When packing, transporting plants with plastic pots is easy. Because it is plastic, it is very affordable for us.

Limitations of this orchid pots are some types of not beautiful aesthetics. When planting orchids in a plastic pot for about 1 year, the roots will come out quickly to fill the pot. This makes you need to repot continuously. Besides, it is not suitable for single orchids or orchids with large leaves. Pots are only suitable for growing small single-stem orchids. Or other orchids waiting for beautiful plants to move to another pot.

Plastic orchid pots with wooden imitation


This pot model is a remarkable change in the plastic pot model that has not changed for many years. An improvement in orchid play. The advantage of playing this wooden imitation plastic pot is fast drainage, keeping moisture without getting wet. Original set has drafts so it develops quite well. Quickly float excess feces, residue residue, excess humus accumulates during the care of orchids. The wind does not break like a clay pot, safe for people below. Colors are also quite diverse, durable and the price is equal to large pots and large tables.

This type of pot I often use to grow orchids with light gravel, pumice stone, pine bark ... When choosing to buy, you should choose a tight pot like the picture. Because the pot has a soft plastic layer surrounding it, when planting, you are not afraid of dropping the substrate.

The downside of this type, according to me, is a bit cumbersome to pack. In addition, the number of types they make is a bit sparse, so when planting, we have to spend more money to buy nets to keep the price inside.

Terracotta pots grow orchids

This is a beautiful pot in appearance, durable over time, so it is suitable for growing many types of orchids. You can reuse it over and over again as long as you don't break it. The main material for making pots is red clay and heated at high temperatures. Therefore, the pot has good absorbency but still keeps the roots moist to cool the orchid's roots. Thereby contributing to support metabolism for growing crops. Currently, terracotta orchid pots have many beautiful shapes to choose from.

The limitation of the terracotta pots according to me is quite heavy, not able to withstand strong impacts. Therefore, if you plant a lot, it is better to make solid trusses. Besides, some types of good terracotta pots currently cost as high as 15-40k 1 piece. Besides fragile pots, gardeners growing orchids rarely grow terracotta pots.

Wooden pots for growing orchids

Currently this type of pots is also quite popular after terracotta pots and plastic pots. The materials that make them are mostly durable woods such as car plugs, ironwoods…. It can be said that wooden pots are quite suitable for orchids in terms of both development ability and aesthetics. Orchids are very fond of dryness, so wooden pots meet this criterion. Plant orchids with wooden pots draining quickly but still ensure moisture for the plants. Aesthetically, orchids planted in wooden pots are also quite suitable. Many large leaf trees like sword orchids planted in wooden pots are equally good in ceramic pots.

Limitations of this type of orchid pots is quite high cost. A pot has prices ranging from a few dozen to several hundred depending on the type. When planting orchids in wooden pots, they must be hung, so sometimes the display is not convenient.

Ceramic orchid pots (earthen pots)

This type of pot has the advantage of keeping moisture well, fertilizing through the roots is not lost. So it is quite suitable for orchids, especially terrestrial orchids. Previously, when orchid pots were not planted much in ancient pottery pots or southern ceramic pots, this type of pots was quite popular with swordsmen. This type of orchid pot is often combined as a set of iron shelves. The purpose to arrange the pots at once is quite beautiful.

The drawback of ceramic orchid pots is the lack of ventilation. So it often makes the roots of orchids squash, or rot, especially with Thai swords. Especially in the rainy season in the North, beware.

Southern ceramic orchid pots, ancient pottery.

For myself, in terms of aesthetics, this is the most perfect combination between swords with beautiful body and typical style pots. If there is a beautiful space for display, it will create a perfect picture. This type of pot is best suited for growing swords.

Many swordsmen spent tens of millions, even hundreds of millions, to hunt down ancient pots. The purpose is only to put beautiful swords to create classy works. Each pot of orchid flower is a unique work of art, when the flowers bloom, the flower clusters swaying on the background of time-colored ceramics, it's vivid and also full of nostalgia.

But like ceramic pots in general, high humidity and slow drainage are limited. Should want to plant orchids in this pot to grow well, you should pay attention to the growing media to be airy. The pot place also needs to be ventilated, should not overdo the root fertilizer. If you are interested, you can refer to the article on how to choose the planting medium for orchids.

Orchid pots combined with driftwood

Orchids grafting driftwood or pots are also quite interesting, close to nature. When orchid flowers look very beautiful.

However, grafting driftwood will lack moisture, difficult to fertilize through the roots. Another limitation is heavy rigging, difficult to transport, pack and exchange away. The price for this type of pot is also quite expensive. What is driftwood and how to plant orchids, please refer to the trace about Wood Driftwood.

Notes when choosing orchid pots
Growing orchids is a process that requires a variety of techniques and experience. Therefore, if you are new to playing, start by finding yourself a suitable orchid plant. Let it be the foundation for the orchid to grow later on. Depending on the type of orchid that you choose the right pot for it. For example, with geomagnetic orchid, you should choose the most suitable ceramic pots. With large orchids, choose large pots and vice versa.

Another experience is that you should buy 1 time in bulk. Book online or at a dealer price will be half cheaper, sometimes much cheaper than buying retail.

Besides, you can also create orchid pots depending on you, as long as you have enough criteria: there is room for orchids to take root, keep moisture well but drain water quickly (it's difficult), durable, aesthetic. Utilizing spoiled items of your family can also make a pot of orchid plants that are poisonous to your orchids. Such as: broken cans, broken pots, you punched holes around. Tires for cars, motorbikes, pickles, some even use bed sheets ... As long as you do not use good things to do, you will be treated by your wife. At that time, there was no chance to play lan anymore ^^. (Your half's support is a big factor in your passion and realism).

How to make orchid pots with coconut shell
Coconut shell is very suitable as a growing medium for orchids. Dried coconuts, if used as pots, are also very effective. How to make orchid pots with coconut shells is also very simple. I just need to tear it around for a fresh coconut shell then graft it on. You look at the pictures below to figure out how to do it

Where to buy orchid pots?
Currently there are many places selling pots. Typical are places that sell agricultural materials, orchids. Or wandering on orchid groups you can see quite a lot of orchid sellers selling both prices and pots. You can order it here as well. This way is very convenient for those who work in an office without much free time.

In my opinion, buying online is quite cheap compared to buying at retail. Provided that you buy orchids growing pots in relative numbers of about 50-100 pots. I often buy pots and supplies like this. Buy 1 time to use gradually

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