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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:53 PM

This pic exhibits the same plant but different spike result before and after growing in a deep cym pot.

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/kkaenrat/Saiburi-compare-1.jpg
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

View Postinsigne, on 24 November 2011 - 11:53 PM, said:

This pic exhibits the same plant but different spike result before and after growing in a deep cym pot.

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/kkaenrat/Saiburi-compare-1.jpg


With the Cym heat wave lately, some Daiso outlet out of stock for the pot on the right.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

I bought only one pot, the type on the right. I chose a light colour one to reduce heat build up for the roots.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:05 AM

View Postinsigne, on 24 November 2011 - 11:53 PM, said:

This pic exhibits the same plant but different spike result before and after growing in a deep cym pot.

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/kkaenrat/Saiburi-compare-1.jpg



This is interesting. No difference in culture, just different depth?
So root depth plays a significant role here.
What is the reason for this?
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:48 AM

View PostIl Pirata, on 25 November 2011 - 09:05 AM, said:

This is interesting. No difference in culture, just different depth?
So root depth plays a significant role here.
What is the reason for this?


From what I read, if you use a wider and shorter pot, the plant will try to send out many roots compared to a tall narrower pot, the roots (fewer of them) goes deeper so energy is reserved for blooming.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:05 AM

Cymbidium has long thick root system & tall pots accommodate such root system. As such tall pots help to build strong root development & having good roots promote cymbidium health resulting in better/more spikes.

In short, tall pots mimic the nature of cymbidium growing habit in the wild.

Hope this helps.



View PostIl Pirata, on 25 November 2011 - 09:05 AM, said:

This is interesting. No difference in culture, just different depth?
So root depth plays a significant role here.
What is the reason for this?

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

from hence onwards, cyms shall live in tall tall buildings pots, just like many of us here.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:18 AM

wow... what a difference! must look after my new babies carefully!
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

Is this generally true for most plants?
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 02:15 AM

View Postmiico, on 26 November 2011 - 12:24 AM, said:

Is this generally true for most plants?

not really, because some plants have rather shallow root systems that spread outwards rather than downwards. Some of my begonias especially the rhizomatous types have roots that grow all over the media, even on the surface, and when I repot them, I find that the roots have actually only penetrated about two thirds of the pot and the bottom third is untouched, save for a few stray strands..
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

interesting...so is there a recommended minimum height for pot for cym?

This post has been edited by crazyjellie: 26 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

View Postcrazyjellie, on 26 November 2011 - 08:27 AM, said:

interesting...so is there a recommended minimum height for pot for cym?


Hi Geri, I just repot my cym last night after reading all this, Daiso have quite nice slim and tall pot, I didn' buy them yet, use the pot No. 5 that not so nice and I burnt a free hole on the side too, go FB and see my Orchid album.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:12 AM

Abby, do you think Kohlerias prefer taller pots?
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

View Postshawnchen89, on 26 November 2011 - 02:15 AM, said:

not really, because some plants have rather shallow root systems that spread outwards rather than downwards. Some of my begonias especially the rhizomatous types have roots that grow all over the media, even on the surface, and when I repot them, I find that the roots have actually only penetrated about two thirds of the pot and the bottom third is untouched, save for a few stray strands..



This is the same for AV which preferred shallow pot than a deeper one.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

View Posttaurine, on 26 November 2011 - 10:12 AM, said:

Abby, do you think Kohlerias prefer taller pots?


I think gesneriads generally do not have deep roots.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:58 PM

Most cacti and suxculents with the exception of of those with long tap roots and the Cereus genera prefer pans then pots. Roses prefer tall pots ESP the climbing ones with robust root systems.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:35 PM

View Posttaurine, on 26 November 2011 - 10:12 AM, said:

Abby, do you think Kohlerias prefer taller pots?


I don't think so as my Baba 120 depth is just nice for them, their roots are fine and rhizomes need to sprout out from surface, wider pot for my old MDS doing very well with about the same height as the baba120.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

wow... what a difference!
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