Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 5 of 5

How to induce root growth?

This is a discussion on How to induce root growth? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello forum members. I posted awhile back about my Shombo Undulata mounting and root growth, ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Miller's Avatar
    Miller is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Miller
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Onc, Dens, Catt's, Schoms
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    611
    Member's Country Flag

    Default How to induce root growth?

    Hello forum members. I posted awhile back about my Shombo Undulata mounting and root growth, so far only growing one new root. My patience has worn out and I am looking for a way to induce root growth. I have Superthrive and Green Light rooting hormone. Is there a way to use these two products to induce root growth? If so, what are your suggestions for use?

    Thanks,
    Miller

  2. #2
    sand_tiger86's Avatar
    sand_tiger86 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kelly
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Catts
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    811

    Default

    Try liquid seaweed. I used it, I swear, one time (drunked the orchids for about 30 minutes) and my plants started throwing out roots within a few days.

  3. #3
    Miller's Avatar
    Miller is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Miller
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Onc, Dens, Catt's, Schoms
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    611
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    "Drunked", was that a Freudian slip? LOLOL I will pick some up, I was thinking of getting some anyway so now I have a reason.

  4. #4
    tucker85's Avatar
    tucker85 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Tucker
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Vanda
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    2,446
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I agree, use Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed at 1 oz. per gallon and use it once a week until you see results. The water will be almost black but don't worry, it won't burn the roots.

  5. #5
    sand_tiger86's Avatar
    sand_tiger86 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kelly
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Catts
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    811

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    "Drunked", was that a Freudian slip? LOLOL I will pick some up, I was thinking of getting some anyway so now I have a reason.
    I guess it was! lol Trust me, it works, though.

Similar Threads

  1. How to induce growth on Cattleya aclandiae seedlings
    By EMos in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2011, 06:33 AM
  2. will water stressing induce root development?
    By remo in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 20th, 2010, 12:51 AM
  3. How to tell root growth?
    By jfrizz743 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 13th, 2008, 11:32 AM
  4. cutting off spike to induce root growth?
    By samstom in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 26th, 2007, 12:25 AM
  5. Stimulating root growth in Phals
    By OrchidTraci in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 27th, 2003, 08:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.