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Unread 01-05-2013, 10:15 PM
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Default BC Binosa 'Wabash Valley' dropping buds

Any ideas on this? I only get a new (pseudobulb?) on this about once a year (if that) and about half the time the little spike starts off fine and then just turns brown and dies. I don't move it when it starts to spike, or change anything for that matter. Is this just bad luck or should I be changing something after I see a bud?

It's so darn pretty when it blooms!
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Unread 01-05-2013, 11:32 PM
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Dang - that's frustrating! Drafts? Too cold? Very low humidity?
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Quit watering it so much. Orchids bloom in the natural environment during the dry season . That is when their pollinators are out. It is usually dry then so I would curtail watering and keep it from cool draghts or close to cold windows.
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Quit watering it so much. Orchids bloom in the natural environment during the dry season . That is when their pollinators are out. It is usually dry then so I would curtail watering and keep it from cool draghts or close to cold windows.
That's so interesting because now that you mention it, I had sort of ignored the plants for a little while with the holidays and all and thought I needed to get back on watering. I assumed it turned brown because of lack of water and never thought of the opposite. Thanks!
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