Makarimi Abdullah
Hi, to all readers.

Quite long time I'm not updating and checking my blog due to celebration of Eid-adha. Before Eid-adha, I bought some orchid from genus phalaenopsis. One of my favorite orchid genus!  This genus also known as butterfly orchid among the collectors. Why is butterfly? I also not so sure....may be because of the shape is most likely the butterfly. I agree with them...especially Phalaenopsis amabilis and Phalaenopsis schilleriana.

Coincidentally Ia already bought new plants of phalaenopsis, so i can show how I replant my orchids. Previously I already posted, how I replant my orchid for genus cattleya. May be this post can give you an idea or guide to replant your orchid.

The picture below shows what you need to replant this orchid genus.

1. Sphagnum moss
2. Water
3. Pot/ Fern bark
4. Small rope
5. Phalaenopsis orchid

- Soak the sphagnum moss in the water. Here to ensure the moss is wet enough. This genus needs more moisture media, so we need to soak the sphagnum moss in the water. The moisture for the media will encourage the roots growth.

Sphagnum moss

Soak the sphagnum moss in the water
- Take a small portion to put it on the fern bark or in the pot. If you want to use a pot, please ensure the pot you hang is tilted. The reason why we need to do this, because to avoid water trap in the center of the young leave. If this happen,the leave will rot.
Small portion of wet sphagnum moss

Wet Sphagnum moss on the fern bark

Tilted hanging pot

Small portion of wet sphagnum moss in the tilted pot

- Put the orchid on the sphagnum moss.

The orchid must put on the wet sphagnum moss up side down, to avoid water trapped in the young leave

- Cover up the roots with wet sphagnum moss, this is to ensure the roots not too dry. This genus really need moisture media to grow heatlthy.

- Tie up the orchid with small rope to the fern bark or pot.

- The orchid is ready to hang under the shades or under the tree. The environment for this type of genus should be airy and 80% of shades or more depends on the species or hybrid. Keep the media moisture enough to encourage the roots growth.

I would like to welcome my new Orchid  Friend - Valeria Rinaldo from Sao Paulo,Brazil with her Orquídeas Flores Perfeitas blog to my Orchid de Dangau.  Thanks Valeria for being my 20th friend here.

Happy gardening and good luck!
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13 Responses
  1. Thank you for sharing. Is it easy to get a supply of the sphagnum moss?

  2. Malay-kadazan girl> Wc.Easy to get here,but don't know in Australia. It's Just RM6.00 per pack ~300g (dry sphagnum moss)

  3. fer Says:

    Thank you! every time i see your blog i convince myself a bit more to get an orchid.

  4. p3chandan Says:

    Look simple enough, Im trying to do that to an old mango trunk I have in my garden. Thanks.Can we get sphagnum moss at the nurseries?

  5. mohdfarazi Says:

    salam.. good info DIY...

  6. Fer> Thanks for commenting. Just go for it and start planting the orchid ;-)

    p3chandan> Thanks for commenting. The nurseries which sale the orchids, they have sphagnum moss.

    mohdfarazi> Salam. Thanks for commenting.

  7. Autumn Belle Says:

    Thanks to your tutorial, today I learnt something new again. Cheers!

  8. Malar Says:

    This is very informative! I never planted Orchid as i use to hear that it's very hard to handle them! Now will reconsider!

  9. Autumn Belle> Thanks for commenting...sharing is caring ;-)

    Malar> Thanks for dropping here. Don't believe the rumors...try it and consider it a new experience in gardening. You can start with the simple and cheap one, dendrobium orchids, it's easy and free flowering.

  10. Ron Says:

    Excellent lesson on repotting and mounting.

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  12. Makarimi also thank you for being our friend, and share your blog with our also really like to be part of your group of orchids, thereby learning new cultures and a different culture. Hugs Valerie and Rinaldo

  13. h3llboyz Says:

    Great Sharing.. Do you have the website link to buy sphagnum moss in Msia?