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Water Culture Works

This is a discussion on Water Culture Works within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thank you cindi, I will have to go hunting for one of those and see ...

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    Thank you cindi, I will have to go hunting for one of those and see if I have one I have one for a 100 cds but that is a little deep.

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    Carrie, How about I show you? The before photo with dead and broken roots, the next photo has roots trimmed, the third photo is a birds eye view, the final photo is a side shot of the phal in the container of water with time release fertilizer pellots. Oops! I lost the birds eye view shot. It's in last place now.
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    Fantastic thank you that is great I can do that! so I need to chop all the roots off the plant well I say all the one possibly two roots it had when I repotted it so they dont rot in the water? I think I read that on a different post here that you need to remove the old roots as they will have a hard time adapting and more than likely rot. I had forgotten that until you showed me the pictures, I dont have slow release fertilizer but I will work something out there either get some or use a weak solution of orchid growth fertilizer. This has gotta be worth a try I am not losing anything I havent already lost if it fails. Thank you so so much for your time and effort posting this for me I really do appreciate it.

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    Use a weak solution of the higher phosphorus (bloom) fertilizer. I left an aerial root on and one live root that is underwater on the back side of the plant. I should probably move it back from the light fixture as it is turning quite purple in the leaves (It is a dark red phal so a little bit of purple is normal).

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    Thank you, I have a bloom fertilizer so that is good, I think I will start this project tomorrow morning and take photos so we can see before and hopefully after ( that is hopefully not a pic of the compost heap) I am looking forward to this experiment see what happens

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    My first plant to take the dive,was at the end of Feb. Now I have 7 plants that are in Water Culture.The last three are slowly coming around.So far I have 15 new growth on on 6 plants.The only one that isn't do much is a paph.,as you can see the root growths has been wonderful.There is other posting about Water Culture on this forum,one of which shows plants that have bloomed in this water medium.I'm very happy with the results.Have Fun,Rich
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    WOW, Rich they are looking sooo good! I have to try it myself soon...

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    Wow! It is amazing!! looks like it may really help my poor rootless phal.I'm going to try it right away.
    Only question- What do you do with plants when they has developed good roots in water? Do you pot them in bark or have to keep them in water only since now on? Can roots adapt to hard medium after water?

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    Nice results, Rich!

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    Wow! This is great...
    I've been also wondering if it could be useful for rootless Phal (since catts, are special for this kind of method, but I've never seen a Phal like this)...
    And, as SiberianGirl was just asking, what happens once they've developed new "water roots"?

    Thanks for sharing!

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