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Zygopetalum orchid help

This is a discussion on Zygopetalum orchid help within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Rather than plastic wrap, try using a cocofiber liner like those often used for wire ...

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    Rather than plastic wrap, try using a cocofiber liner like those often used for wire hanging baskets. It will be both more attractive and far more breathable.

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    Thank you for all the suggestions.

    The Other division with the bulb and stalk is doing fine so far.

    However, the other with only the bulb and no roots is being potted in a spag moss and wood chip mix. I am hoping it would put out some roots and continue to thrive. Is there. Any thing I should be doing to ensure its gets the best chance to survive?

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    Glad to hear the other division is still OK. As for the lone bulb, it is not likely to produce new roots itself, but hopefully it can produce a new growth which will produce roots. Here is a good article. Although it is about reviving lone Cattleya pseudobulbs, the principles are the same. Hope this helps.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...seudobulb.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang709 View Post
    Glad to hear the other division is still OK. As for the lone bulb, it is not likely to produce new roots itself, but hopefully it can produce a new growth which will produce roots. Here is a good article. Although it is about reviving lone Cattleya pseudobulbs, the principles are the same. Hope this helps.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...seudobulb.html
    Thanks for the link Angie. Its really helpful.

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    I just wanted update this thread in case someone has the same problem with they Zygo.

    Firstly, the name is actually Z. Jumpin Jack.

    So, 3 months ago, I potted up a pbulb I salvage from the parent plant. It was rootless, just a pbulb. I potted it up with spag moss, woodchip and pulmice. I watered it and left it in the shade. Here is a pic.

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    I watered it once every week for a month and then totally forgot about it. Lol!

    A month ago, I spotted a new growth come out from the side. It was a complete surprise so now the real work begins to nurse the new plant back to health. Here it is today:

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    good job getting that back bulb to sprout. have not done that in years... hmmm gonna have to try that again.

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    Hey, that zygo orchid is coming back! Nice growing.

    cheers,
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    Good job, Warus, and it looks quite healthy too. Update us with the blooms.

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    Congratulations! Good growing! Thank you for the update.
    I'm guessing the other division is still doing fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang709 View Post
    Congratulations! Good growing! Thank you for the update.
    I'm guessing the other division is still doing fine?
    Unfortunately, this is the only division that survied.

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