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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 Robin (N.IL zone 5) on April 7, 2012 at 8:40pm

Thank You cynthia, I'm falling in love with orchids, the lady slipper has been in bloom for awhile now.

Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on April 6, 2012 at 2:26pm

Robin I love your lady slipper! So pretty!! My phal's are still

blooming!

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on March 20, 2012 at 4:53pm

thanks robin it helps a lot

yvonne

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 20, 2012 at 4:43pm

Sue,

from my little experience with orchids. They might need some humidity the rounded leave ones I picked up from lowes love the vivarium I have them in. their leaves were wimpy looking and the humidity perked them up nice. They even have new leaves growing.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 20, 2012 at 4:40pm

Yvonne, I checked orchids on that site. there was one that looked like it just cut the leaves and put it in the bottom and then cut the flower stalks and added water.

The other container ones looked like they used the orchid bark mixture. 

Hope this helps.

Comment by Sue Rector-Collins z7a on March 20, 2012 at 8:31am

Help- I just repotted my orchids with bark I purchased at a orchid show, now all the lower leaves seem to feel limp. Any suggestions?

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 20, 2012 at 5:39am

i think I picked these up at 2 for $20 or $25. Hubby bought them for me at a orchid show.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on March 20, 2012 at 5:21am

lady slippers are so beautiful but are they soooooooooo expensive?

yvonne

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 19, 2012 at 11:43pm

Though my orchid still isn't fully standing tall, hubby was able to get me a decent picture of it.

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!

 

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