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Orchid-Cymbidium 17 Replies

Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Apr 13.

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Started by Ashley Kennedy. Last reply by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI Jul 3, 2012.

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Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on March 18, 2012 at 8:17am

Very pretty orchid Pat. Yes, I agree they do teach us patience. Robin, I can't wait until I see your orchid too!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 11, 2012 at 3:12pm

Oh that is even better. I love it when a plant has a fond memory to go with it.

Happy Anniversary!

Comment by Pat on March 11, 2012 at 1:05pm

I'm so excited because this orchid was a gift from the wedding reception of my husbands nephew who got married one month after we did.  So it is going to be in bloom for my 1 year anniversary and for theirs.  So nice!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 10, 2012 at 9:42pm

Pretty Pat, isn't it exciting when they bloom.

Comment by Pat on March 10, 2012 at 9:28pm

My first orchid is blooming.  The only thing I have done is keep it next to a NW window and water with 3 ice cubes every Sat.

Comment by Pat on March 10, 2012 at 9:25pm

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 10, 2012 at 8:25pm

Here is one of my orchid that is teaching me patience, I want it to bloom NOW but it's been taking it's own sweet time.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 7, 2012 at 1:15am

That is really cute Win MaRa Land

Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on March 4, 2012 at 10:42am

Robin,   really like your tea pot idea.  I might not even worry about holes unless you were going to plant them directly in the teapots.  If you can leave them in the current pots and just insert that into the teapots, you can just pull them out for a few days of air every now and then.

Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on March 4, 2012 at 10:39am

Lileen,

You've gotten some great advice from others as far as air circulation and light is concerned.  One of the growers in our area is a good friend and what they do to orchids at times, we might easily call abuse! :)   I've seen them grab an orchid, dump it from its pot, hose it off with a farily strong stream, prune roots I never would have considered cutting but which they spot as being possibly infected, spraying the root system and parts of the plant with a fungicide, washing the pot thoroughly with a solution of bleach and water and rinsing very well, stuffing the orchid back in the pot and roughly poking some root support medium down into the pot and the whole process takes just a few minutes!   What I take away from that is that it's best to do the entire job than just a piece of it when you have a problem with orchids.   Air circulation and light are what comes next after repotting and treating.   Just thoughts that I thought you might find interesting....  Cheers!

 

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