just purchased with several aerial roots
The plant has some problems on the leaves but was treated with systemic fungicides, growth of the new leaf is clean so the fungus maybe was stopped. The roots thought to grow all out of the pot so the plant is not stable and may fall down by the weight of the leaves and the branches.
The seller agrees, a repotting is urgent!
Yes, but how?
First of all I decided not to wait the end of the flowering, that could be advisable in the most of cases, because inside the clear pot I can see only one root and the arial roots would not survive long in the too dry air of my flat. Once out of pot I looked well and there was not so much to be cutted, only some old root was over dry and empty.
orchid species, roots situation
The pot size was necessarily larger than the former to be able to put in all the roots, I chose one clear, 15 cm in diameter, well drilled. I needed a very airy potting mixture so I put bark, medium and large size, with a little moss in tufts, is very draining but also retains some moisture, we'll see if I can get the roots happy inside it!
To convince the roots to bend I have previously wetted but even so a few were broken, it was inevitable, and also the seller told me so; patience, healthy roots are many and the plant should not be affected.
|Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi, orchid species, repotting,|
detail of the environment, medium-large bark and sphagnum moss
orchid species on flowering,
ultimate repotting into medium-large bark and sphagnum moss
(picture of 2 September 2012)
Once you have completed the whole process of repotting it seems even more beautiful!
I love it, the stems continue to grow and have opened two buds!
In the same visit to the greenhouse I bought also some seedlings of other orchids:
a pot of Phalaenopsis Schilleriana (read the post)
and one with a tiny Phalaenopsis Stuartiana (read the post).
Links to information sheets about orchids species: Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi, Phalaenopsis Schilleriana and Phalaenopsis Stuartiana:
Go to sheets on IOSPE:
Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi - sheet on IOSPE
Phalaenopsis Schilleriana - sheet on IOSPE
Phalaenopsis Stuartiana - sheet on IOSPE
Go to sheets on Lagrelle:
Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi - sheet on Lagrelle
Phalaenopsis Schilleriana - sheet on Lagrelle
Phalaenopsis Stuartiana - sheet on Lagrelle
Go to photographic collection on Phals.net:
Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi - sheet on Phals.net
Phalaenopsis Schilleriana - sheet on Phals.net
Phalaenopsis Stuartiana - sheet on Phals.net