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More than one year and no roots yet!

This is a discussion on More than one year and no roots yet! within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Congratulations, excellent job of saving that phal .....

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    Congratulations, excellent job of saving that phal..

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    Congratulations, Gabriela...That picture goes to prove what great care & patience will do! Keep doing "what" you're doing...Betty

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    Congratulations what you need to do now just observe the growing of the new roots and let them attached firmly on the plastic cup, the problem may arise later is as the plant leaf further increases in size the cup will be unstable, so you need to anticipate by few opt:
    1. adding charcoal
    2. in tropical country like Malaysia many nurseries just put spag alone and spraying the water once the spag. almost dry.
    3 or just keep it as above once the plant already established then you need to support the plastic cup accordingly. Good luck.

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    Well said, Zainal...Those roots are going to want to hold on to "something." Good luck Gabriela! Betty :-)

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    Thanks Betty! ... but my name is GABRIEL and not GABRIELA but it's ok hahahaha btw. my family and close friends call me Gaby and some times people think they are talking about a girl. so don't you worry, I'm not offended, just wanted to let you know.

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    THANK YOU GUYS!
    Ok... QUESTION: when the roots are big enough, can't I just use a different pot and the regular bark, charcoal, perlite mix??

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    Great job! You know even if the stores near you don't carry any specialized orchid stuff, there are a zillion on line that will ship.
    Good luck!

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    Lookin good Gabriel. Think you saved it. Wait til the roots get a couple inches long and then pot it up. I like sphagnum, but that's just a personal thing.

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    Sorry about the wrong name, Gabriel! And, I also believe that the roots should be a little longer before you pot it in the bark, perlite,& charcoal mix...or moss...which ever is your choice. My phals. did not do well in LECA, so I mounted them. Betty

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    Wow! Orchids are so grateful! That is something I love about them. Your patience has given fruit. Congratulations.

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