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    Reluctant Paphs

    What kind of media do you recommend for Paphs? In my native New England, Lady Slippers would grow in the pine forests near my home in some of the richest loam around. But are we still talking orchid media and if so how fine a mix are we discussing? Are there commercial mixes for Paphs? Brands?/
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    Reluctant Paphs

    Thanks. Yes. Will do more frequent watering with less/no fertilizer
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    Reluctant Paphs

    Yes roots. Plant may have pushed itself out of the pot. Too coarse/ what type of media do you recommend? And the need for moss to keep roots moist?
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    Reluctant Paphs

    Below are the two Paphs i have. They seem to be healthy as evidenced by the new growth at the base of the plant I don't see any of the "salt burn" that I've gotten in the past when I've accidentally over-fertilized but I will try reducing the amount to see what occurs. Do you recomment...
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    Reluctant Paphs

    I'll definitely try reducing the amount. I was going by a pale blue color but that might vary. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Reluctant Paphs

    Thanks
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    Reluctant Paphs

    Ray, Musa: I use a spray bottle to apply fertilizer sparingly (salt) My fertilizer is only a teaspoon to a quart sprayer using the 20-14-13 fertilizer mentioned above. I spray both aerial roots and leaves lightly after watering weekly. The orchid media is moist as the plants are inside during...
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    Reluctant Paphs

    I've been growing, caring for orchids in both Virginia and now in NW Florida's panhandle for the last 15 plus yeard and have had great success with Oncidiums, Phalenopsis, Dendrobiums and Vandas. But in that whole time, I' ve only had one paphiopedilum bloom. Believe it or not it was a sale...
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