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Can I Convert Phrag Besseae Now?

This is a discussion on Can I Convert Phrag Besseae Now? within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just purchased a little beauty Phrag . besseae 'Fox Valley Flame' AM/AOS x 'Select' ...

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    I just purchased a little beauty Phrag. besseae 'Fox Valley Flame' AM/AOS x 'Select' in a 2.25 in pot. I read that they like water and lots of it. I am wondering if I can go ahead with S/H on this one. I just put one of my Milts and a Burr in S/H and don't know how they will do because I can't tell with these small rooted orchids if they have new roots. Input please.

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    You should be able to transfer it to S/H. You may want to 'ease' it into S/H by filling the container with water for a few hours at a time and then dumping out the water. Leaving it longer and longer in the water. Several members here have posted success with phrags left in water. It 'seems' like a good solution. Best of luck.

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    Thanks BD. Yes, I remember seeing something posted here about that, but I haven't found them as yet. Are you saying to leave the pot completely full of water or just the reservior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda3406 View Post
    Thanks BD. Yes, I remember seeing something posted here about that, but I haven't found them as yet. Are you saying to leave the pot completely full of water or just the reservior?
    The reservoir. Sorry that was not clear.

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    I haven't tried converting to S/H, but I sit mine in water so I wouldn't think converting would be difficult. However besseae tend to be more difficult IME compared to its hybrids, but yours is better bred compared to mine.

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    mine is in S/H. I have it in LECA and the pot sitting in a reservoir of water. I can't wait for it to bloom...it is a flava form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    mine is in S/H. I have it in LECA and the pot sitting in a reservoir of water. I can't wait for it to bloom...it is a flava form
    I think I will try this. Thanks. I called the grower today and he said my little one is probably a year away from blooming. Sheesh! I guess I will just have to look at pictures till then. Unless you all's blooms and you send pics.

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    I have two paphs, seem to be doing well. I am interested in s/h. What strength of fertilizer is needed? Then how long between fertilizing?

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