- Oct 27, 2011
- Reaction score
- Victoria Australia
Just curious why there "no good" for paph or phrags? Yes, I do know how they work as I have tomatoes growing in abed made with air cones. Orchid roots aren't air pruned like veggies or trees. Whats the difference between a basket and a pot with holes in the side and bottom? A draw back I see is that it may be difficult to remove the plant but all you have to do is unscrew the pot and remove the cones.
Well I've never used them, but I'm just guessing that if a paph root enters one of those cones there is no way back and it will stop growing. Also because paph roots have a very hard time branching or are unable to branch, thats it for that particular root.
I've been trying a few paphs in basket pots and so far I have been able to track the root progress and when they reach the side they seem to avoid comming out and continue downwards possibly sensing greater humidity on the inside? I know Masdevallia growers are having good results with them and that could be due to the evaporative cooling effect.