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Old 06-22-2022, 06:14 PM
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don't give up on your noid's! and...i'm starting to think i don't need to fertilize so much...

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Congrats on the rescue! Yes, you're right... you don't need to fertilize much. Orchids are slow growing and really efficient with nutrients, because of the nutrient-poor environment in which they evolved. The exceptions (and there are exceptions to every blanket statement that one can make about orchids) are the rapidly growing ones - like Catasetinae during the growing season (so fast that you can almost watch them get bigger), Cymbidiums (produce big growths in a season) and some terrestrials. They use fertilizer minerals to make new tissue, so if they don't do that fast they don't need much. For routine living and growing, the carbs they make by photosynthesis do the job.
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Old 08-04-2022, 03:28 AM
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hey ob! just a shout out to our plant caretaker for coaxing out some blooms while we were away. itís nice to come home to a couple new flowers!

first is the dragon heart...and a first time rebloom. was kept at work and never fertilized. lesson for me...basically gonna stop fertilizing.

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little sister with a couple flowers coming on!

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a couple of the phal ambonosa that rebloomed. i totally love the pure white on the flower stems. this is a cool hybrid

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and the second flower opened on the bear king from place your bets on bloom time! my green pets, you never claimed your amazing prize package!!!

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and finally, the paph maudiae vinicolors. i included these ina post on s/h about the difference in growth after putting one of the 2 in s/h. the other was moved over a couple months later, but the difference in growth is now quite obvious! the plants were identical upon transplanting the first one. anyone up for another edition of bloom time??!!

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hope you enjoy, and are all having a great summer
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