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Never seen this happen Paphiopedilum armeniacum new growth

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Paul Bernardeau, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Paul Bernardeau

    Paul Bernardeau New Member

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    This is a first for me on a Paphiopedilum new growth (2 of them). I am repotting it and getting the old media off and notice 2 growth growing and started rooting inside the pot. Just wondering if it would be safe to cut it off at the base and pot them up? I am going to repot and point them to the top for now.
     

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  2. spiro K.

    spiro K. Active Member

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    Not a Paph expert, but I understand this species produces new growths by stolons.
    I would carefully point them up in the media and you should be ok.
     
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  3. Paul Bernardeau

    Paul Bernardeau New Member

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    Thanks, Spiro K. I just repotted to a bigger pot and like you recommended very carefully pointed them up to the top.
     
  4. Lauren B.

    Lauren B. New Member

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    I have had good luck with armeniacum in seedling compot:, shallow,wide,with screen bottom.
     
  5. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    That's what armenicaum normally does, as people said. I've seen them growing in Vanda baskets with stolons popping out in every single direction. Spectacular view!
     
  6. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    I have one growing in a basket and another in a bulb pan. As others have said the stolons are very normal for this species.