By MG Calla Victoria
If you are going to re-pot your orchid, first you need to know what type of orchid you have because that will dictate the type of pot and potting medium (if any) that you will need. (Go to "Garden Articles" page to find out when to re-pot orchids). Some species of orchids like Phalaenopsis prefer to be moist so you will need a plastic pot and sphagnum moss for your potting activity. Other species require a clay pot and clay pebbles because they like to get wet but they don't like to stay wet. The slatted clay pot and the pebbles help to remove water from the orchid's roots quickly.