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DirtyCoconuts 07-25-2020 08:35 PM

how does it sit/stand like that???it much sit in a nested larger pot, right?


thanks for sharing

Fairorchids 07-26-2020 08:54 AM

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Back in early November 2019, I purchased a flat with Cym. dayanum seedlings from C&H. Most of the seedlings were single growth, but with 1 or 2 starts each. Plantlets were nice, so I potted most of them up into 2.1/2" pots. A few had too long roots, so they went into 3.1/2"; the runts were potted 3-4 pcs into 3.1/2" size also.

Yesterday, just 7 months later, I noticed that many of the larger plants were pushing themselves out of the 2.1/2" pots, so I pulled 30 for re-potting. Here is the first one I pulled out of the pot. The red arrow points to the original seedling, which set 2 new growths (both near BS now). Each of these have 1-3 new starts already. I was unable to fit these into 4.1/2" regular pots, had to go to 100 mm (4") extra deep pots to accommodate the roots.

Last time I grew Cym. dayanum from plugs (similar size), I bloomed one in 11 months, so I anticipate that I will get a few blooms on these this coming winter. The rest will certainly be blooming size by the fall of 2021.

DirtyCoconuts 07-26-2020 09:44 AM

Wow. That’s growing like a weed!!

Fairorchids 07-26-2020 01:47 PM

I grow all my Cymbidiums in a 'European' style terrestrial mix, where almost 30% is composted manure. Then we fertilize every 2 weeks on top of that.

realoldbeachbum 07-26-2020 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by isurus79 (Post 871773)
This Neobenthamia gracilis was slowly rising in its pot over time and now I know why. There is no media left and the roots had been expanding!! I have it potted in 50-50 peat-sand media in a clay pot.

I figure y'all would enjoy this :evil::evil:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/804/2...b3247dc8_k.jpgNeobenthamia gracilis by Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis, on Flickr

OMG, I LOVE roots. Please water that baby. He looks dry:lol:

isurus79 07-26-2020 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by realoldbeachbum (Post 930864)
OMG, I LOVE roots. Please water that baby. He looks dry:lol:

Indeed! Its about twice as big and already needs a new pot!

DirtyCoconuts 07-30-2020 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by isurus79 (Post 930866)
Indeed! Its about twice as big and already needs a new pot!

steve- don't put it in too large a pot...i learned the hard way and up-potted mine into a huge planter and it did not grow or flower for 2 years.....i did a little digging and it was growing...just down!!!! so much root mass...once it almost filled the planted it started growing again...go figure

isurus79 07-30-2020 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 931246)
steve- don't put it in too large a pot...i learned the hard way and up-potted mine into a huge planter and it did not grow or flower for 2 years.....i did a little digging and it was growing...just down!!!! so much root mass...once it almost filled the planted it started growing again...go figure

Don't worry, I won't put in too large a pot. I don't even thing I have one big enough for a size up at this point! lol

This one has already pushed itself a few inches out of the current pot! I'll have to grab a photo and post it here.

isurus79 08-01-2020 04:27 PM

Here is the current state of things. The roots have pushed the plant pretty far out of the pot!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...22dc4807_h.jpgPolystachya neobenthamia with roots so strong they’re pushing the plant out of the pot by Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis, on Flickr

DirtyCoconuts 08-01-2020 06:09 PM

Wow! That is a BEAST


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