Hi this maybe should be in the beginner section but I wanted to be sure that the Paph experts saw my plea!
I bought a Paph armeniacum x jackii in flower at RHS Tatton in July 2009. The plant has sat, hardly growing at all, although a new fan was starting to form. In the last month the flowered fan's leaves were going brown, one at a time. When I went to water it the other day, I accidentally knocked it over, and the crown came away from the roots. The roots in the pot were brown and mushy.
All that is attached to the crown is two roots about an inch long, without their velamin. I have removed the flowered fan's remaining leaves from the crown, and am supporting the plant so that what is left of the roots are in water.
My questions are
- can this plant be saved? (It was an expensive plant for me)
- Is there are way to get roots to grow on the crown's stump?
- Is water culture viable for more than the short term?
- what do I do next?
Please Help if you can