These 2 new growths are way up on the existing fan. What is going to happen when roots grow?
There are a couple of threads here about watering/ water sitting in the crowns. I change my whole watering technique due to this info. I wash the plants thru w/ water just as if they're in the rain. It washes dust and contaminants through also.Heather said:Debbie, don't listen to Eric, he's just being snarky.
I do this too if I can do it early enough in the day. One think I have learned to watch for is water sitting in old growths with cut off spikes. The old spike will retain water much longer that a clear crown. My charlesworthii got a little bit of rot because of this but I think I caught it in time.NYEric said:There are a couple of threads here about watering/ water sitting in the crowns. I change my whole watering technique due to this info. I wash the plants thru w/ water just as if they're in the rain. It washes dust and contaminants through also.
Ah, good to know that. I have a bessae putting out a new growth right now.DavidH said:When I visited the orchid zone, most of the phrags were growing upwards. Terry said it was how they normally grew. They usually wrap sphagnum around the new growths for root development and when they get enough roots, repot the whole plant lower.
Because your plant is in Leca you can bury the old growth deeper and it will not likely rot because of the extra air circulation within the media. You can also wait until it finishes blooming, the small new growths will be fine as is for awhile.Cinderella said:well how come when that happened before it caused rot?