Using Styrofoam in the Pot & Tips for Proper Orchid Plant Care

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Tips for using Styrofoam in your orchid plant pot in this free how to care for an orchid video. View Video Transcript

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Gayle Zubek

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Now I am going to put Styrofoam in the bottom of the pot. This helps the air flow and it also helps the drainage so that the roots don’t set in water and I am just going to use a few Styrofoam pieces. You can use peanuts or little squares; this is a mix of both. I am just going to use a few because the pot is not that deep so I want the plant to be positioned properly. If this were a bigger plant in a bigger pot, I might put one or two inches of peanuts or Styrofoam in the bottom.