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Vanda and Phalaenopsis flower spikes

This is a discussion on Vanda and Phalaenopsis flower spikes within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Medium with a little perlite & charcoal sounds like a good move , see if ...

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    Medium with a little perlite & charcoal sounds like a good move , see if you can get it to go dry(light pot) in about 3 days or so.Hold off fertilizing until plant does grow roots.Paphs can be a real pain to get to grow roots but a quicker drying media so you have a quicker wet/dry seems to work for me best.Kep the pot as small as possible as well .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve View Post
    Medium with a little perlite & charcoal sounds like a good move , see if you can get it to go dry(light pot) in about 3 days or so.Hold off fertilizing until plant does grow roots.Paphs can be a real pain to get to grow roots but a quicker drying media so you have a quicker wet/dry seems to work for me best.Kep the pot as small as possible as well .
    Thank you very much for the advice, Steve. That is what I will do asap!

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    Can you post a picture?

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    Can you post a picture?
    Hi Katherine,

    Sure:

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    The above is Paph. henryanum re-potted into my medium grade orchid bark mixed with some perlite. I have removed the brown lengths on the larger two leaves - hence why they are truncated. Thankfully the newest growth is not affected.
    I have also applied keiki hormone paste to the base of it's puny root system - so hopefully this little plant should gradually start to improve now that it is in a more open media.

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