POLL! Paph. dianthum - Double Spike - S/H Repot?

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Should Heather Move her Paph. dianthum to S/H?


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Heather

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I have a 7 growth Paph. dianthum that has been in sheath on two growths since last JUNE (ya! no kidding!) and I've been wanting to switch it to S/H (I have two more to do) and am just getting to it today. Well, of course today, for the first time, I can finally some freaky bud action.

Some additional information:
It has some new root growth
It also had soft scale for months -one here, one there - nothing major, nothing lately, but I'd like to get it out of the media finally.

So, the poll is - should I switch it over or wait?
 

bwester

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I say wait till it gets done blooming and then move it over.
 

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In my ever so humble opinion, repotting is bad for buds. However, in very low spike it's far less of a risk. I still say wait it out, although if your head explodes, the presence of blooms or lack thereof will lose some of its importance.

--Stephen
 
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ok, those are double ended questions.... and the second choice... you know about repotting vs 'bottie' retentiveness :poke:

so, I couldn't make a choice...

but I would leave it be until the flowers have done their bit...
 

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It doesnt matter what we say, shes going to do it anyway and not tell a soul if the bud blasts :poke:
 
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I would leave it alone...not worth losing those buds...especially after waiting a year
 

Heather

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bwester said:
It doesnt matter what we say, shes going to do it anyway and not tell a soul if the bud blasts :poke:

LOL!
No , I will do as you say - I had no time to do it yesterday anyway....So, I guess I'm waiting! The other plant I haven't yet done is my tigrinum - same situation but still just a sheath. Almost a stem...maybe....wishful thinking?
 

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I agree. Wait. Then maybe don't do it at all. Many of my Paphs didn't like S/H -- too much moisture continuously on the roots.
 
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I have to admit that I am only neurotic about a few things...and repotting plants is one of them. Everything I get is moved into my medium pronto, bud, spike, or whatever. I think if it's healthy and you're gentle, it doesn't hurt too much. probably sets back the really close to BS plants a little as energy is diverted to roots for a little while.
 

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Heather, are you having problems with CHC? I'm just wondering because you used to talk so well about it, and I'm kind of worried now as most of plants are in a CHC mix.
 

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adiaphane said:
Heather, are you having problems with CHC? I'm just wondering because you used to talk so well about it, and I'm kind of worried now as most of plants are in a CHC mix.
No, not at all Tien. Other circumstances have come into play.

I moved recently and have found watering a challenge.
So I switched to S/H.

Also, I started buying mix from a source where I had previously gotten all the components of the mix (and mixed it myself) and I started having a recurring problem with this ugly grey fungus in the mix. I repotted, and it came back, and I kept repotting and I came to the conclusion that since the mix I had used before (which still had plants in it) was not getting the fungus, that the mis was the problem. I've been going through so much mix, I figured it was time to try something different.

In my original mix, my plants thrived but i will clarify that I only grew my Paphs and my long petaled Phrag. species in this mix. I grow all of my besseaes and their hybrids in a seedling Paph. mix of small fir bark, perlite, and charcoal.

Hope this helps!
 
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Come on Heather! You know you shouldn't transplant in bud!

lol
 

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I bet by now you've already repotted, right :poke:
 

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