Tough and long lasting, these hanging octagon baskets are the ultimate in air circulation for orchids, as well as providing an excellent tropical plant basket.
These were designed by a friend, Andy Phillips of Andy's Orchids. We both used to buy a very reliable basket made of a super plastic, but the manufacturer went out of business. He wanted to sell the dies but Andy decided to find someone who would make a few changes that we had all been wishing for all along.
First, the flat bottom. Makes potting things in these a lot easier than the old ones that had round bottoms.
Second, these are designed to work with either three or four wire hangers.
Third, slightly larger space in the mesh allows bloom spikes out easier.
- Use as a hanging basket or as a pot.
- Sizes: 4", 6", 8" and 10" across
- Made of polyethylene plastic
- Durable and UV resistant
- Will not rot, rust or corrode
- Can also be stacked for easy storage
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For those of you with a heavy hand with the watering wand, I don't think you can overwater anything you put in them if you use coconut chunks for mix. In a greenhouse you will find Phals grow excellently with the extra air to the roots. I grew the biggest, lushest Cattleyas outside, up high, a couple feet from the 12' high shade cloth. They were in large chunks of coco husk, about 3/4 to 1 1/2" in size, and the spray heads out there kept them constantly under humid, moist conditions. Made nice big fat bulbs and great roots and bloomed their heads off. Eventually they grow a bit of moss or algae on the coco husk, but that's OK too. The daily dry/wet/dry cycle is ideal and very similar to most conditions in the wild for most Catts.
Inside the greenhouse I used the smaller grade coco chips, no automatic misters in there, so that kept the moisture a little longer for them.
The Masdevallia you see is in a 4" basket with New Zealand moss or the like for a liner, while catts and oncidiums will like the big baskets with other lighter materials. When they hit the edges of the 10 basket it's time to divide them on the next growth and get the pieces repotted in 6 or 8" baskets again.
Ferns, fuchsias, begonias etc., etc. may do better if the basket is lined with a moss of some kind like the Masdevallia. They need that extra moisture and really don't like to ever really "dry out".
The addition of the 10" size basket in the last couple of years gives you a great choice of sizes.