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Can I use Yates Thrive Indoor Orchids Liquid Plant Food Drippers in Phalaenopsis orchids in sphagnum moss?

I have 2 Phalaenopsis orchids in sphagnum moss in a glass see through pot with no drainage holes (unfortunately I received it as a gift in a glass pot). I read that I cannot re-pot the orchids as they are flowering. But I haven’t been able to find a suitable fertiliser for use with the moss and no drainage! I want to know if I can use the Yates Thrive Indoor Orchids Liquid Plant Food Drippers with the moss. I cannot water the orchids a lot before using the drippers as there is no drainage. If not, please can you advise which fertiliser is suitable. Alternatively, am I able to somehow re-pot these orchids?

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Hi Patricia,

Thank you for contacting Yates. 

If the pot doesn't have drainage and can only handle limited watering each time, we recommend to use Yates Thrive Plant Food Spikes are specially designed to feed your plants where they need it most, at the roots.

Contains slow release nutrients, promotes healthy leaves & flowers, easy to use and feeds for up to 2 months. It is specially formulated for orchids. Please click on the following link for more information:

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)



Answered: 3 Mar, 2021

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