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Old 05-01-2020, 06:19 PM
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I found these and was going to use them to make strawberry towers but i realized that i might be able to make them work for cyms...any thoughts?

the holes are big but i can make the mix have a lot more perlite and peat and i can have it sitting in a tray of water since there would be so much air movement

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I think those look great. I really like the tall pots for Cyms. Lots of room for the roots to grow straight rather than winding around. Fairly small bark (just not falling out of the holes. With your humidity, keeping them damp should be pretty easy.
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Iím repotting this weekend. These are gonna be boss!

Btw, like two spikes (new growth) on each plant already.
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Iím repotting this weekend. These are gonna be boss!

Btw, like two spikes (new growth) on each plant already.
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'Tis the season for Cyms to be growing like crazy...
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DC ..... looks workable! The only thing I can think of and it might not actually be an issue (or can be sorted) - is if the cym makes it top heavy, and the pot can take a tumble. This might not happen at all. But even if it does, then just jamming between other things would sort it.


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That one looks to me broad enough to be stable. When I do have a Cym in a narrow pot that wants to go over, I just place the narrow pot into a suitably-sized clay pot (plenty of air around the sides... no medium, maybe a few rocks wedging it in for stability) and it does fine, even in a high wind. A Cym in a pot full of bark is fairly heavy, the terracotta pot just adds a little more weight. Mine put up with pretty high winds.
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Although you have probably already repotted your plant, this is not a pot I would recommend for most Cyms, especially Standards. Not only is it top heavy once you get a nice sized plant, but all the holes in the design will not encourage roots which will dry out too fast anywhere but in super humid climates. Perhaps using it in lieu of a hanging wall basket for other genera in a greenhouse or in hot/humid climates may serve a better purpose.
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Although you have probably already repotted your plant, this is not a pot I would recommend for most Cyms, especially Standards. Not only is it top heavy once you get a nice sized plant, but all the holes in the design will not encourage roots which will dry out too fast anywhere but in super humid climates. Perhaps using it in lieu of a hanging wall basket for other genera in a greenhouse or in hot/humid climates may serve a better purpose.
thank you for the insights!

I DO actually live in one of those super humid environments and i was actually worried about them drowning in the other pots during the summer.

I have built a simple wooden frame (2x4 pressure treated wood cut in a 2' by 4' rectangle and filled with cement, molding out "cups" shaped like the bottom two inches of these pots. i arranged them in a checker board pattern and was able to make all eight pots have room ( i only have three cyms LOL) when the pot is in the base you could walk up and kick it as hard as you want and it wont come out from lateral force ( the pot would break but that is not my point )


given those factors would you still advise against?
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As long as the pots can drain. Some people have used an open frame where the pots are suspended from the rim and hang down. You will just have to experiment and see how they grow this way for you. Nothing ventured; nothing gained.

I would still not use them but then I have never grown under hot, humid conditions. I think you have more problems finding Cyms that like that environment than what to pot them in. Good luck.
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thanks so much for the insights!

i like that hanging idea too!

i have only three that are summer bloomers and so we shall see how goes it.

as you said, nothing ventured....
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