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Paphs are TOUGH - paphiopedilum venustum

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    Default Paphs are TOUGH - paphiopedilum venustum

    This is my little Ingaborg (Paphiopedilum venustum). She started declining after I had left on my trip to Greenland (I know I should have left her with better hands.) Previously I posted a thread about how I am trying to rehabilitate her. Despite, after unpotting her and repotting her twice in s/h, chopping off a moldy lead, and clipping off almost all her roots, she is developing two new growths! For me, this proves that Paphs are really tough plants!

    As she developes I'll post more photos.

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    they are. You know the spag/bag trick then? If i want more roots on my paphs for some reason like rot..i pot them up and wrap spag. moss around where the roots come out. New roots don't take very long to form keeping the moss damp.

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    Thank goodness they are tough! It makes growing them easier and more interesting. Good luck with the venustum and Welcome Breeindy to OrchidTalk!

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    Heck, I'm envious of your trip to Greenland!

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    Its great to see growth in response to all your hard work! You should be very proud!!
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    yup they can be very vigorous good job

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    Thanks guys! Here is an update image.


    Julie: You should really go! The tundra and the sea was SO BEAUTIFUL.

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    Good job Terry! I have rotted the roots off on one Paph twice and brought it back to blooming

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