I just received an orchid as a gift. It is about 2 ft tall and in full bloom. The pot does not have holes in the bottom. I read, though, that you should only repot when flowering is done...June, July. How important is it to have holes in the pot?
Thanks for contacting us! Holes are important as they promote proper drainage. Inside the decorative pot which they are sold in, our orchids are planted in grower pots. They are plastic with a hole in the bottom and are usually placed in the decorative pot with no holes. This ensures proper drainage while being able to have a decorative pot with no holes. If your decorative pot is missing the plastic grower pot, I suggest transplanting into a similar pot size with a drainage hole. You can also add small amounts of water each time you water although,it is better to water thoroughly each time you water.