Unformatted text preview: phalaenopsis. Ms. Chao discussed that her orchids used to be watered by a drip system to mimic the orchids natural humid environment, but prefers to hand water her plants. She feels that hand watering puts more love and care into the plants and that they will grow more beautifully if care for manually than automatically. The containers she has range from large to small. Although most of her orchids are found in black plastic containers, she has a few large terracotta pots for her large collection of cattleyas. I observed that the other two species, dendrobiums and the phalaenopsis thrived well and vibrant although they were in smaller pots. Ms. Chao explains that her nursery is a jewel in the community of southern San Diego. In the middle of a metropolitan area one exit away from the border and surrounded by a bustling community, her main clients include services for weddings, corsages, and birthday celebrations such as Mexican Quinceaneras....
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- Spring '11
- Orchidaceae, orchids, Nursery, Texas, Palm Pacifica Orchids