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Old 08-06-2017, 10:42 PM
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I think you just need to water it more. It looks dehydrated. Even the roots look like they're starting to shrink.

I have a Phal I put in the above mentioned vase culture a few months ago. It seemed like such a crazy idea to grow an orchid with the roots constantly in water, but I wanted to try it to see for myself, so I bought a cheap Phal that was finished blooming at Walmart, bare rooted it, and stuck it in a vase of water. It's doing great. It's grown two new leaves, and has lots of new roots starting.

My other Phals do just fine in a bark mix, so I don't see myself growing any more like this. It's more of just a novelty thing for me, and I think it would be rather cumbersome to have very many of these growing like this (I imagine myself knocking one over, and then they all go like dominoes, and what a mess that would be lolol), but you might consider trying it.
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I have a Phal I put in the above mentioned vase culture a few months ago. It seemed like such a crazy idea to grow an orchid with the roots constantly in water, but I wanted to try it to see for myself, so I bought a cheap Phal that was finished blooming at Walmart, bare rooted it, and stuck it in a vase of water. It's doing great. It's grown two new leaves, and has lots of new roots starting.

My other Phals do just fine in a bark mix, so I don't see myself growing any more like this. It's more of just a novelty thing for me, and I think it would be rather cumbersome to have very many of these growing like this (I imagine myself knocking one over, and then they all go like dominoes, and what a mess that would be lolol), but you might consider trying it.
Will, what you are describing I have heard referred to as "full water culture".

Vase culture is different: except for a root soak, typically half an hour daily or every other day, the vase has no water in it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:38 PM
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Will, what you are describing I have heard referred to as "full water culture".

Vase culture is different: except for a root soak, typically half an hour daily or every other day, the vase has no water in it.
Why yes, you are right! We are talking about two different things. I didn't know it had a name, so thanks for that.

But at any rate, the plant I have growing like that seems to be happy, although it was already in pretty good health when I switched it to this method.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:17 AM
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Looks fine to me.
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Thank you guys, tried wattering it little bit more than other phals and it seems to be perking up little bit
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