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Orchid in pot - was £10 now £5.00 at Sainsbury's

KittyKate Avatar
7y, 9m agoFound 7 years, 9 months ago
Just picked one up today in Wakefield. About 5 different colours from cream to dark pink.

Absolute bargain, these usually retail at £10 - £15.

(If your Sainsburys is next door to a Homebase they sell nice aluminium pots for 99p in there)
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#1
Good price! I got mine two years ago and they are still alive :)
#2
good deal. I was in getting some bits for tea and noticed these in Edinburgh. Thought they'd all be wilting/dead but the one I picked up for our place is a beaut. Trouble is the lads I live with now think Im a pufta...:oops: Mind you Im sure if I manage to bag a wee lassie next weekend and I manage to keep the plant alive, she'll love it.
#3
Fantastic deal! I LOVE Orchids. I have had mine 4 years, it is beautiful. I know people chuck them out when the flowers fall off....DONT! they re flower and re flower. I think Ill have a looksie. Thanks
1 Like #4
Hi,
I recommend a clear plant pot as the roots need light to thrive. If you do this or just leave it in the clear plastic pot it will keep re-flowering.
Cheers
John
#5
Oh, I saw these instore and the pot said it would live for 14 days - didn't know they could live any longer, would have got one
1 Like #6
I always buy them when they are reduced due to flowers dropping off, we have around ten in the house and they just keep going. When flowers are dead you can cut them off at the nearest bud and they will sprout from here, they also grow new shoots from the base, just train these up the stalk.
#7
I seriously haven't got a clue about plants - I even managed to kill a cactus a few years ago! :giggle:

Thank you for the tips BIlly_Bowes and welcome to HUKD :thumbsup:
#8
Billy_Bowes
Hi,
I recommend a clear plant pot as the roots need light to thrive. If you do this or just leave it in the clear plastic pot it will keep re-flowering.
Cheers
John


I second that. Got some in December from Sainsbugs and still flowering, hardly need any water. Thanks Billy_Bowes :thumbsup: for tip on training the roots, didn't know that, thought you just repot them in bigger pot.

Charlie Brown
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Billy_Bowes
Hi,
I recommend a clear plant pot as the roots need light to thrive. If you do this or just leave it in the clear plastic pot it will keep re-flowering.
Cheers
John


Mmmm, this is not really true - Phalaenopsis thrive just as well in a pot, they also dry out a lot slower than if you just keep it in its plastic pot.. As long as an Orchid is watered correctly (normally every 4-7 depending on season) and fed it will flourish, given enough light (but not direct sunlight).

So no, keeping it only in its pot should make no difference and no, the roots underneath soil level DO NOT require light. Think about it logically, in the wild the roots are under the surface and get no light at all...so why would they need light in a pot? - Orchid roots can find their way up to the surface, and if the roots need light in a pot then they will do the same.
#10
Hi i bought an orchid on offer last year from morrisons. still in same pot and keeps reflowering.
i will be popping to my local sainsburys for a looksie.


cheers
#11
thanks for this post, bought a beauty yesterday, might pop back and get one for my mum
#12
yes in leeds as well, was gonna post.
#13
I was gonna correct the guy but you know your stuff mate.

Mr Product
Mmmm, this is not really true - Phalaenopsis thrive just as well in a pot, they also dry out a lot slower than if you just keep it in its plastic pot.. As long as an Orchid is watered correctly (normally every 4-7 depending on season) and fed it will flourish, given enough light (but not direct sunlight).

So no, keeping it only in its pot should make no difference and no, the roots underneath soil levlr DO NOT require light. Think about it logically, in the wild the roots are under the surface and get not light at all...so why would they need light in a pot? - Orchid roots cna find their way up to the surface, and if the roots need light in a pot then they will do the same.

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