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Old 03-24-2024, 01:45 PM
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So I have these growing in a 12" diameter pot growing in semi hydro. They grow like a weed - there are probably 50-100 pseudobulbs / growths in the pot. They also appear to get enough light as they are tinged slightly red. However they will not bloom for me. I have had exactly one bloom.

I am wondering if these need a dry period or a temperature swing or something to trigger blooming. My catts these are with bloom regularly.

Culture:
- Semi Hydro
- Watered weekly with Reverse osmosis and K-lyte
- High intensity LEDs (P600 Watt Platinum LED) on for 12 hours a day.

Happy to provide pictures if helpful.

Would love any advice

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I for one would love to see a photo of that!

My only idea would be to up the light even more. The photo might help with that.
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Can't see the photos, but I 2nd the motion: Higher Light.

I grow mine hanging as high as possible in the greenhouse (and it blooms up to 4 times a year).
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