What are some good types of containers for orchids?


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Clay pots, clear plastic pots and wooden baskets are good types of containers for orchids. All orchid species require containers with many drainage holes for proper growth and health.

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Clay orchid pots have perforated bottoms and sides. Orchids in these containers require increased watering because the clay absorbs moisture.

Clear plastic pots allow the orchid's roots to receive sunlight and allow for root growth observation without disturbing the plant. Both clay and clear plastic pots come in a variety of sizes. Short pots with wide bases work particularly well with taller, heavier orchids.

Wooden baskets are excellent orchid containers. Lining the interior with sheet moss prevents the potting soil from falling out, and baskets made from moisture-resistant wood reduce the risk of rotting.

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