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Paph taking the plunge

This is a discussion on Paph taking the plunge within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Paph Minnie May x Maudiae 'Clair de Lune' which has 4 growths. ...

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    I have a Paph Minnie May x Maudiae 'Clair de Lune' which has 4 growths. It finished blooming mid October 2007 (still has one that hasn't bloomed) and after that the medium started to get fuzzy and became inhabited by some "visitors". I decided to refresh the medium and found out that either the growths had separated or that there were two plants (the former is much more likely though). I decided to pot them separately at that time. Last weekend I when I was out hunting for some medium bark I found a small bag of LECA pebbles and decided to take it home and take the plunge.
    While I could have chosen the Dtps Queen Beer I decided to be safe and repot the paph with the two old growths into semi hydro. While it's probably waaaaay to early to comment on how it's going to behave I did see that it looks very perky compared to its younger sister. I think it's happy so far. The most obvious is the way it holds its leaves up instead of resting them on the side of the pot.
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    My paph (a noid, but likely a pinocchio pink) is thrilled at being in S/H. I made the change in July last year and though hasn't bloomed yet, I have 5 new fans growing and some of the new leaves are 8 inches long (before they were only 5 inches or so). I wish is would bloom one of these days but it seems otherwise quite happy!

    Good luck with yours!

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    Most of my paphs love s/h but have lost a couple to rot--seems kind of random. Yours look very happy though!

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    I think they'll take root and be happy very quickly!

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    if they both started off with good roots, perhaps the one in standard mix needs more water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    if they both started off with good roots, perhaps the one in standard mix needs more water?
    I think so too.

    Cheers,
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    Richard, how are they doing after about 3 months?

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    The one in S/H has just started a growth and the roots seem fine. I'll see if I can get a pic of it.

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    i realy think it depence what kind of grow area you have !
    mine is very humid and wet-i actualy try to kip it dry as much as i can-if i`ll grow my paphs this way-they will rot for shure(well,,,,,,,,,,,most of`em)
    i have a clowd in my g\h for 8 hours aday this days,and its raining 5-7 times a day for 5-10 min
    but: if you grow in a much dry are you can use s\h for most of the paphs with good sucsess
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    b-t-w if somthing start to get rot ,i put some cinamon powder on it to stop it

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    I'd had 2 paphs in my life, and both of them went into S&H and then sat there for almost 7 months and did nothing...I was really sad. Of all my plants in S&H, these performed the worst...and they are supposed to be the best for S&H! Maybe I didn't water them enough, I'm not sure...but yours look really awesome!! I'm encouraged by your success, maybe I'll try again :-)

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