Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By raybark
  • 1 Post By Brutal_Dreamer
  • 1 Post By KC Kam

Paphiopedilum In-Charm Valwin not doing anything

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum In-Charm Valwin not doing anything within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi all, I have a friend that needs help. He has a paph that was ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    KC Kam is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    118

    Unhappy Paphiopedilum In-Charm Valwin not doing anything

    Hi all,

    I have a friend that needs help. He has a paph that was bought locally 1 year ago..but it seems that it doesnt have any root growth so far and only grew 1 leaf after few months. It is 60-70% shaded and potted in charcoal with abit of moss on top.

    It just doesnt look right or healthy..


    Please advice.
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  2. #2
    raybark's Avatar
    raybark is online now Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ray Barkalow
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Oak Island NC
    Posts
    1,872

    Default

    Not knowing his watering regimen but based upon the photos, I would think that the charcoal is just too dry. Either put it into a medium that retains more water, or just water it more often. Paphs in nature tend to spread their roots widely in the leaf litter on the forest floor, which is organic and moist.

    I grow all my paphs in semi-hydroponics, so there is always a ready supply of water.

  3. #3
    KC Kam is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Not knowing his watering regimen but based upon the photos, I would think that the charcoal is just too dry. Either put it into a medium that retains more water, or just water it more often. Paphs in nature tend to spread their roots widely in the leaf litter on the forest floor, which is organic and moist.

    I grow all my paphs in semi-hydroponics, so there is always a ready supply of water.

    Noted. Thanks Ray for the advice.

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,300
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Agree. I grow my paphs in small redwood bark with a mix of coconut husks to help hold some moisture.

    Cheers,
    BD

  5. #5
    KC Kam is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Agree. I grow my paphs in small redwood bark with a mix of coconut husks to help hold some moisture.

    Cheers,
    BD
    Noted. Thanks Bruce

Similar Threads

  1. Paphiopedilum Henrietta's Charm losing buds
    By Traci in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 4th, 2015, 10:40 PM
  2. Paph In-Charm White 'In-Charm' x Stone Lovely 'Hsiao'
    By gardenguysorchids in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 16th, 2012, 06:07 AM
  3. Paph Valwin x In-Charm White
    By Dorsetman in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: March 6th, 2012, 07:05 AM
  4. Paphiopedilum (Yerba Beuna X Golden Days) X In-Charm White
    By siaogu in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 28th, 2011, 04:44 PM
  5. Paphiopedilum Elfin Charm
    By bench72 in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: December 12th, 2009, 04:37 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.