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started experiment with a rootless cymbidium

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    Lightbulb started experiment with a rootless cymbidium

    Hello
    I just strated a new experiment
    One of my friends got a division from a dark pink cymbidium
    it wasn't doing well so we checked the roots, they were all rotted
    So I said i give it a try,
    I cut off the dead roots, aplied some clonex, and put the palnt in coconut fiber drenched in rooting sollution
    it is inside now, in my brightess spot, around 20- 23 C, and I mist it daily. it didn't turn yellow yet so I am hoping for the best
    keep you posted

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    Hope it goes well. Take some photos as things progress.

    cheers,
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    well I used the same formula as for my rootless miltoniopsis, which is growing 2 spikes now
    the only difference is that I mixed the coconut fiber with perlite
    here is the initial photo, the starting point so to speak
    plant looks kind of floppy


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    I will try later
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    well I seemed to attached after all

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    The new roots should grow back just fine. When I moved from CA to Hawaii and brought 50 plants with me I chose to cut off all the roots instead of removing the coco chips (a requirement to import to Hawaii). All the plants grew new roots easily.. So good luck but you probably won't need it!! Cyms are hardy. Give them light, water and food and they grow!!

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    Hello
    So I checked my sick cymb today
    It startes to grow a root, its about 5mm now
    I didn't take a picture, when I saw the new root, I put quickly back in the substrat
    maybe later on when it gets stronger

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