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Cypripedium parviflorum

This is a discussion on Cypripedium parviflorum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was told that the roots are shallow, but they grow very wide so growers ...

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    I was told that the roots are shallow, but they grow very wide so growers use huge pots. I don't know why my plant is in such a small pot but I will find out soon if there are roots creeping down deeper when I do a quick repot into something larger without disturbing the plant too much.

    I finally took a sniff and it is fragrant! It has a sweet nectary smell like jasmine.

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    I heard at the meeting last night that by putting the original pot inside a larger pot, filling the in between spaces with moss....it keeps the roots cool while giving the upper reaches of the plant the light it needs. It eliminates alot of rotting problems they said.
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    Thanks,
    I slipped my pot into another larger pot with air gaps so that the sun won't heat it up as much.

    I can't help myself to keep going outside to smell it lol. I didn't expect it to be so fragrant because my tropical slippers haven't been fragrant, someone had to tell me parviflorum had a scent.

    What would be interesting is to see if it could be crossed with one of my phrags. Has it been done?

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    wonderful Fren

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    I think Connie brings up an excellent point - very subtle - on orchid culture. And that's root temp. Root temp with mounted orchids becomes the ambient temp, and isn't as tricky as potted root temps.

    I've shifted over to clay and sphag with most of my non-Catt orchids, because I've seen much healthier growth from plants potted in clay versus plastic. The clay offers root cooling from the air transpiration through the pot. It's a ton more watering, but the root temp is likely the reason these guys are so happy.

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    That's a good point. Do you use those special orchid pots with holes in them, or just general flowerpots? I think that in summer, I will definitely find out whether or not plastic gets on with my roots, sseing as I now have many more orchids than I did last year.

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    The fancy pots are too expensive. Besides, the glazed ones (and most of the fancy ones are glazed) prevent the passage of air. I use plain old cheapies. They're expensive enough in mass quantities.

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    I have just repotted my other catts, as after my disastrous first attempt a month ago I was kind of put off them. In the remainder of the C. Bob Elliott pot I found a stupendous amount of roots, but then realised that a lot of them were damaged and part mushy, or seemed to be turning mushy. I have split it up and put the divisions into seperate smaller pots, but am thinking that I might try clay pots with the catts, as I don't seem to have been getting the watering routine right at all.

    That's kind of why I wondered about the pots - as I have seen the fancy pots sold, but less of the plain ones in a sensible size.

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    I repotted it into something bigger even though it was in bloom. The 5 inch pot was way too small, and getting too warm. The plant wasn't very deep rooted because the bottom inch of the media did not hold together. I did not see any roots at the edge of the pot and I left it undisturbed, so the root mass would have been all tangled up in the middle I assume.
    I was suprised at how organic looking the media was, since I was told cyp growers usually prefer inorganic substances. I put it into a 8 inch pot, and filled the spaces with maily sand and perlite, aquarium gravel, garden lime, potting soil, orchid bark. I think it will need to be repotted again one day since they have a spread of 12 inches according to the label. I will soon sink it into the ground once I find a place for it.

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    Beautiful cyp!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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