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Dimpled Phrag

This is a discussion on Dimpled Phrag within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; yes, people can grow phrags in anything, but because most of them love water, the ...

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    yes, people can grow phrags in anything, but because most of them love water, the more "open" mixes like bark/perlite based ones are often sat in water for the required moisture, whereas if you were to use sphag moss you wouldn't have to.

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    Your plant looks like its growing rapidly but isn't phrag warscewiczianum x besseae a drier growing one because it is a caudatum type? I would be careful about root rot if it is sitting in water. Make sure the water isn't deep enough to submerge all the root tips. The open mix was a good choice, since it's in water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    Your plant looks like its growing rapidly but isn't phrag warscewiczianum x besseae a drier growing one because it is a caudatum type?
    Hmmm...don't know. But then shouldn't it stay wetter if it's got besseae? Should the pot stay half full or half empty? But seriously, good point. I don't keep it very full, just enough for the bottom of the pot to be moist, not even 1/4" most of the time. And sometimes it's empty by the time I water it. Plus I kept it in a clay pot to try to allow for better air circulation/evaporation...and of course another grower told me it would help keep the roots cool, a thing I was really trying to do this summer. Maybe I should let it dry out for another couple days before re-watering...

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