Cymbidium sinese: Not blooming, maybe needs checkup?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Cymbidium sinese: Not blooming, maybe needs checkup?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > >
Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03-27-2024, 10:35 AM
alecStewart1 alecStewart1 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Texas
Posts: 143
Cymbidium sinese: Not blooming, maybe needs checkup? Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asian Cymbidium Empress View Post
My Jap vendor told me that he only use slow release, never liquid fertlizer. I apply slow release in the spring only and I use a very diluted liquid fertlizer twice a year, that's it.

I was also advised by my Japanese vendor as well, any additional plant hormones will prevent them from blooming.
I don't mean to question you or your vendor, as you both are far more experienced and knowledgeable than me, but I have to ask: is there a specific reason why? Like is there a scientific explanation?

I don't mind the idea of only using slow releasing fertilizer, if I can find one that works best for these plants, but when it comes to something like hormones, I don't know why after receiving a plant that's likely been
  • shipped from somewhere in Asia
  • wound up at some American vendor, likely in California
  • was potted in some media prior to being put up for sale
  • plant was then unpotted and then shipped to wherever else in the country/continent
  • plant was then potted again to hopefully it's new more permanent home

that I wouldn't give it some probiotic solution and something like Kelpak to help it recover some from it's journey and help it better establish roots in it's new home. Maybe I could understand only doing that for the first few waterings, but even something like having a schedule of watering it with some probiotic solution like Quantum Total could only be beneficial for the plant.

Is the reason for minimally fertilizing because these plants are usually grow in more mineral and inorganic substrates? Do these substrates provide enough minerals on their own?

I understand there's been a culture that was defined over hundreds of years in East Asia, but I would like to have more solid and scientific reasons as to why that culture works.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cold, humidity, seasons, sinese, times


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C walkeriana - Tips for Growing & Blooming catwalker808 Cattleya Alliance 9 09-21-2017 11:34 AM
Orchids Currently Blooming FSUOrchids Orchids in Bloom 3 04-17-2013 10:26 AM
Free Blooming Cattleya Hybrids (Species Also Welcome) Libo Cattleya Alliance 9 12-28-2012 01:16 PM
New cymbidium magazine in Australia geoffrb17 Cymbidium Alliance 2 03-29-2012 09:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.