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Old 08-04-2019, 12:08 PM
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they seem to grow best in jars like my vandals. they get a fair amount of sun and less though the are shorter then the vandal so I wonder if they are getting enough. they get a overnight soak twice a week one with a tablespoon per gallon of fertilizer. My vandals do well with this light and watering and bloom well .but these guys grow well but I don't think have re bloomed one every few months.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:21 PM
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Grossly overfed, both strength of dilution and frequency.

Although technically vandas, they should not be treated like them.

Jars don't have drainage holes. Use a pot that does.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:23 PM
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Grossly overfed, both strength of dilution and frequency.

Although technically vandas, they should not be treated like them.
so more like a normal orchid? they only get fed once a week.like 1/2 teaspoon like my other orchids once or twice a week?
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:27 PM
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so more like a normal orchid? they only get fed once a week.like 1/2 teaspoon like my other orchids once or twice a week?
Once every two weeks during growing season.

Less frequently in the late Fall and Winter.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:50 PM
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Once every two weeks during growing season.

Less frequently in the Fall and Winter.
so man ya not really like a vanda but for light and water. well at least it does not seem to have hurt them.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:11 PM
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Over feeding results in the plant devoting its resources to growing leaves and not producing flower spikes.

I suspect you are overwatering also which will eventually result in root rot.

Neos are pretty tough plants so improper care sometimes will take time to do them in.

My comments are directed toward neos. The plant pictured is a intergeneric hybrid so I can't vouch for everything said but considering your request for blooming advice, I definitely would try it as overfeeding generally impedes blooming.

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Old 08-04-2019, 02:32 PM
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they have been getting watered like this for about a year and the roots look good. we have. problem with air roots drying out so I think they are ok that way. but they go on a diet today.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:22 PM
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So one year wasn't enough to kill them but keep your overwatering schedule and it eventually will.

Overwatering is the greatest cause of failure with Neofinetias.
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they have been getting watered like this for about a year and the roots look good. we have. problem with air roots drying out so I think they are ok that way. but they go on a diet today.
I grow mine in vases too, done it for years with no root rot, soaked twice a week and sprayed the other days. I assume by looking at the pics there is no media in the jars and you the empty the jars after soaking.

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Old 08-05-2019, 09:41 AM
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I grow mine in vases too, done it for years with no root rot, soaked twice a week and sprayed the other days. I assume by looking at the pics there is no media in the jars and you the empty the jars after soaking.
yes dump them out let them sit for a bit then dump again to get the last water out.
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