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Phal mini mark

This is a discussion on Phal mini mark within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have one of these cute little guys. I put it into s/h last year ...

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    I have one of these cute little guys. I put it into s/h last year after it bloomed and it grows sooooo slowly. I thought something MUST be wrong with it so I took it out and surprise, the roots looked great. I put it into a more squat s/h container thinking that maybe the roots were too dry.

    Any suggestions on how to grow this better?

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    Be careful with squatter pots for s/h as this can cause root rot.Put 1 of my Phal gigantea seedlings in a little pot & within a week most of the roots turned black.It,s in a taller s/h pot now & it seems to be picking up(new leaf starting & i can see a green root advancing on the res).
    If it,s got good roots i would look elsewhere for a reson for slow growth.
    Light levels would be my first area to look @.
    Mind you some Phals do grow slowly Phal gigantea for example.

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    I put my mini mark into s/h in december and it had a much rougher time adjusting to it then my other phals. It also had more rotted roots compared to the others. When it finally grew a new leave it stayed small so the poor thing was really stressed.
    It's now recovered nicely and I have a lot of new root growth.
    And last friday I even discovered a spike

    I guess what I wanted to say is be patient with it..it might surprize you one of these days

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