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Paph armeniacum just potted in a basket

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    Default Paph armeniacum just potted in a basket

    I have attached pictures which I wanted to share with you of my armeniacum which I just potted in a basket. I have read many posts about the basket being better for the stolon growths. If you can see under the right leaf, there is a new growth coming from the base of the plant. I also found a stolon growing. I really hope that it turns into a good growth also.
    The tips on some of the roots had some rot on them so I trimmed those and put the roots in Hydrogen peroxide.

    I am hoping that in the basket now it will thrive.

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    Nice looking plant. I am interested to see how well it grows in a basket. Please keep us updated.

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    Yes, looks good, Fadi. What kind of medium are you using in the basket, is that bark, I can't really tell??

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    Hi BD. I will keep you guys updated on the progress periodically. I really hope it works. One worry is that the medium will take longer to dry. i might be mistaken but I used a lot of potting material. then again, it is in a basket and more air should go through and dry the medium
    I am using medium sized bark Geoffrey. When I bought my Paph, I was advised to use that medium.
    Thanks for looking guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvador1970 View Post
    Hi BD. I will keep you guys updated on the progress periodically. I really hope it works. One worry is that the medium will take longer to dry. i might be mistaken but I used a lot of potting material. then again, it is in a basket and more air should go through and dry the medium. ...Fadi
    Yes, that is my concern. I wondered if it will dry out enough to keep from hurting the roots. I sure hope so. I bet it will look amazing in bloom.

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    Just a small update guys.. the bark is already nearly dry. It was just potted last Wednesday. I was afraid that using a lot of bark would keep te medium too wet, but that didnt happen. I guess that being in a basket and with the good airflow, it basically will dry more quickly so that is good news.

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    Default Update on status after six months in basket

    I just wanted to share with you that my paph armenicacum is doing very well after being potted in a basket for six months now. The older new growth has gotten a bit bigger(its such a slow grower!) and we have a new growth a bit away from the main plant. It is still a bit small. You can see it highlighted in red arrows or a circle(sorry the red lines are so small!).
    I am very proud of it. I was worried that I was going to kill it but after reading a lot about potting such paphs in basket because of the stolons that it creates and how new growth appear far from the main plant, I decided to pot it in a basket. I am very happy that I followed that advice.

    Thanks for looking guys

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    Hehe.. my basket looks just like yours.... dries way quicker than similar medium in plastic pots...

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    Well, in the summer Nordic, it is drying in 3 days. Now, it is taking a bit more (around 5 days) with the higher humidity of autumn and the lower temps.

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    I'm glad to see this success too... I may just have to try something similar. Thanks for the update Fadi, and hopefully it starts to grow faster and flower soon!

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