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Psychopsis papilio (species)

This is a discussion on Psychopsis papilio (species) within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I got this one 4 days ago and after i took the picture i repotted ...

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    Default Psychopsis papilio (species)

    I got this one 4 days ago and after i took the picture i repotted it and all the roots were black and mushy. I trimmed them all, i hope it survives. It has a new growth developing and i think a second one its forming and i also noticed 2 green tips that looked like new roots but i'm not sure. Is there anything i can do to help it grow roots
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    I used seaweed extract to soak the plant and then used them once every fortnight thereafter. You might want to underwater a little to force the root to branch out more. Survival instinct maybe.

    I am also a newbie and if my method is wrong, maybe someone might care to rectify.

    Anyways, this is my papilio which opened this morning.



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    Thanks siaogu and your flower is beautiful. This is my first psychopsis and even if it makes it, it will probably take a couple of years for it to bloom, its still kinda small but i still hope lol

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    Hi Byron, through my experience you can use coconut chips with good drainage pot it will help to facilitate the roots system formation, your plant to me at any time if conditon quite ok can put flower spike.I had p. kramerianum the leaves even small than your plant giving nice flower.

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    Cool, that will be a plus if it bloom sometime this year or at the beginning of next. I hope it grows alot of roots because from what i hear psychopsis are kinda picky and that if they lose all the roots they are a goner but i hope not

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    I think papilio is not very adaptable. I had a problem with it once. My papilio has kinda long flower stalk. The place I put it is very elevated and the stalk seems to always hit the ceiling, so everytime I have to shift it down. Once I shift it, it will lose a flower bud. Not very stressproof.

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    I have personally never grown one of these, but have also heard from others that have that this plant really dislikes being disturbed, so it is best to pot in a very durable medium so that repotting isn't necessary very often.

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    What kind of medium, which one is the best for this one?

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    It needs to be in an open/long lasting medium. I grow mine in a mixture of coconut/granite/charcol/perlite. Do not over-water or keep wet for an extended period of time.

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    Mine is in coconut too. They don't like transplanting much it seems so long lasting is the key. Mine dropped a couple leaves then sat there for 2 years before it started to grow.

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