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My Little Phrag Besseae In Spike

This is a discussion on My Little Phrag Besseae In Spike within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; it looks like a big enough plant to bloom...besseae doesn't get very large. as you ...

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    it looks like a big enough plant to bloom...besseae doesn't get very large. as you said, VERY pure water is essential to growing besseae. cool roots is also near essential if your climate includes hot nasty summers. I exclusively use sphagnum in clay pots to get my besseaes through the nasty NYC summers, as the evap cooling keeps the root zone cool.

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    My only comment is never cut the spike, mine reblossomed 6 or 7 times consecutively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    it looks like a big enough plant to bloom...besseae doesn't get very large. as you said, VERY pure water is essential to growing besseae. cool roots is also near essential if your climate includes hot nasty summers. I exclusively use sphagnum in clay pots to get my besseaes through the nasty NYC summers, as the evap cooling keeps the root zone cool.

    Thanks all, for your help. Jason, My summers here is Texas are brutal. We will see this summer how this besseae does. I grow on windowsill. Clay pot and spag huh? Works better than spag and plastic?

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    the clay really cools the root zone thru evaporative cooling. plastic will have even moisture but won't have that root zone cooling. you'll need to water more often since plants can really get bone dry in clay if you forget them for even a day or two at the wrong time. but I swear by that setup because one year I stuck besseae in s/h, with excellent root growth, but they really suffered over the summer and I had to switch them back.

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