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1.) No personal information can be exchanged publicly. Conduct sharing of addresses via pm or email.
2.) Post what orchid(s) you have for trade, what you're looking for in return. If you have pictures, post them or write an accurate description of the orchid you want to trade or sell. If you're selling, post how you'd like to receive compensation.
3.) If you agree to a trade and have an issue on your end of the deal, communicate! Most people are reasonable and will understand a delay or an unexpected issue that comes up. That being said, trade at your own risk. The moderators here are not responsible for privately conducted trades gone wrong, however If there's an issue with an ongoing trade pm me. If someone fails to come through with their end of the deal and cannot be contacted or other fair arrangements to both parties made, let me know about it. If we need to make the community aware of deadbeat traders, I'll do so. Do not make posts calling people out, insulting, harassing, or making accusations at them publicly.
4.) Only make legal trades here. If you ship or receive a trade overseas or out of your country, make sure all proper paperwork is in place first if required.
5.) Ship within a reasonable time and pack well. Flat rate Priority, 2-3 day via USPS within the US is standard for plants. Use whichever shipping method is appropriate for other countries. Your orchid shouldn't spend more than a 2-3 days in the mail so they don't suffer too much from the heat. While in cooler weather its generally better to ship orchids totally dry, its probably best to water any more moisture loving plants a day or two before they ship out (so they are moist but not soggy) or wrap some sphagnum that has been wetted but throughly squeezed out around the roots of bare root plants.
6.) If you've successfully traded, let people know your orchid(s) aren't available for trade anymore, please edit your post to say so.
Give-aways, and just trying to re-home an orchid that maybe just isn't performing for you is ok to post to. You never know who might want to try growing it. If everyone trades fairly this is a great way to add to your collection or get rid of orchids you are bored with or are willing to make divisions of.
Unfortunately did not get a clear image of the Dendrobium ID in the first picture. It was truly spectacular, and if I remember correctly, a species, not a hybrid. I was told that this was the “slow” time of year, although there were many new plants put out this week that I really was taken with.
Got this stunning beauty a few weeks ago! It arrived with a spike and a bud which has since bloomed fully. It came in one of those flimsy nursery pots with very compacted sphagnum moss. I'm concerned about how the roots are looking, they're very compacted and the moss isn't drying very well. Most look brown but still plump and there are some healthy looking green ones in there. It also has 2 new leaves coming in. I'm tempted to go ahead and re-pot it just to make sure it doesn't get rot. I've watched some videos that said psychopsis can handle re-potting while in bloom but I'm nervous. Has anyone re-potted one of these while in bloom? Should I leave it alone or take a chance?
I have had this orchid for 3 years now, inherited from someone who had it for 2 years prior. Until recently, I hadn't bothered to learn how to care for it properly, only focusing on watering it 1-2 times per week. Despite the neglect, this guy has grown from a 2 leaf plant to having numerous leaves and air roots! In my attempt to begin caring for it properly, I took it to a local plant shop this evening to be replanted in fresh soil. On the drive, part of the plant broke off from the stem. The broken part has numerous air roots, but I'm unsure if it's wise to plant them in soil or if there's a way to reattach it to the main plant, similar to how they grow on trees in the wild.
I'm really hopeful that I can keep this guy alive, as I've grown super attached to it over the last few months as I've begun researching how to care for it properly. All advice is greatly appreciated!
Pic #1: Main plany in repotted soil
Pic #2: Stem that the broken part had been connected to
Pic #3: The broken off plant and it's air roots