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Yellow Phragmipedium besseae

This is a discussion on Yellow Phragmipedium besseae within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My new plants arrived today, YIPEE!!! Here is my new yellow Phragmipedium besseae in spike. ...

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    Default Yellow Phragmipedium besseae

    My new plants arrived today, YIPEE!!!

    Here is my new yellow Phragmipedium besseae in spike. Very cute, little and delicate species. The leaf span is about 6-8 inches.


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    Very nice Pete! Are you leaving it potted in that pot it came in??
    Hey, do you find (I am sure you don't you are so experienced) that you sometimes need to try the potting again? With these large root systems, I have trouble getting it completely around the roots on the sides of the pots. So, I can see a few roots through the pot. Is this a bad thing? Should I try again??

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    No, I put it in a larger pot with my own preferred potting mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Hey, do you find (I am sure you don't you are so experienced) that you sometimes need to try the potting again? With these large root systems, I have trouble getting it completely around the roots on the sides of the pots. So, I can see a few roots through the pot. Is this a bad thing? Should I try again??
    So...? Any thoughts on this? I know, you are excited and busy...just don't faint on me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    So...? Any thoughts on this? I know, you are excited and busy...just don't faint on me!!
    I wouldn't disturb the roots, so try and not to play with the roots too much. I'm sure in time, the roots will grow outwards and then you'll be able to see the roots thru the pot.

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    no, no, I potted it and didn't get the medium completely around the roots on 2 sides so I CAN see them. Not sure that is an ok thing...should I try re-doing it to get more mix around those roots?

    Thanks for answering btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    no, no, I potted it and didn't get the medium completely around the roots on 2 sides so I CAN see them. Not sure that is an ok thing...should I try re-doing it to get more mix around those roots?

    Thanks for answering btw!
    It should be OK but if you feel uncomfortable, repot it, tap the pot a few times to make sure the mix gets settled in the empty spaces. I know if you don't repot it, it will keep bugging you, right?

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    T/Y!!
    I didn't have to completely take it out again, just enough to squeeze a little more around those exposed roots. You are right, I feel better now - you know how I obsess!

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    is that from sherwood? how much did it cost ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    is that from sherwood? how much did it cost ya?
    Yep and it was $35.

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