Phalaenopsis in Terrarium

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  1. ClockworkPeacock

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    I have a large terrarium (that I keep my Nepenthes in) and I was recently gifted a large Phalaenopsis orchid. It's currently living in my bathroom under a skylight and it's been doing well in there. After it stops blooming I was thinking of moving it into the terrarium. I understand that in environments like a humid tank it's better to have it's roots bare. Is there any way I can mount it to a piece of cork bark or something?

    Also pros and cons of keeping it in the bathroom where it is doing well vs moving it into the tank. I'm super new to orchids
     
  2. Stanley

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    I have a few bulbophyllum in tanks/domes and they love it in there. I don't have them mounted. I just have them potted in my epiphyte mix of 1:1:1 LFS: pumice: perlite.

    I feel like going from lower humidty to higher is less risky than the other way around. If anything, just keep an eye out for mold.
     
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    Update on the orchid! It's been a few months and I still haven't moved it into the tank. It seems to be doing well, it grew a new leaf, has some nice colors and has lots of healthy looking roots. I'm going to repot it soon I think, possibly in terracotta. I want to keep it in just orchid bark because it's in that now and it's doing so well. I water it roughly twice a week by drenching it under the tap, I have to dust the leaves off with a slightly damp cotton puff twice a week too because they get dusty real fast. Here's a comparison pic of when it was given to me vs now, obviously it isn't flowering atm. 20180812_184730.jpg 20190104_161115.jpg
    My only real question is how often do your fertilize this guy? I figured once a month or less would be good but I've only done it once so far...
     
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    Only fertalize like once every 2 months (if that) when not in bloom.
     

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