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Old 01-27-2009, 10:27 PM
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Yep, cut off anyting that feels rotten. Cross your fingers and hope for at least a few good roots. Leave the old P-Bulbs on as the plant will use them as a sort or reservoir until new roots begin. If you're seeing new growth then new roots aren't far behind. Here's a picture of a Brassia I inherited. Don't it's pretty bad. There are tiny little root nubbins just under the new growth, so I'm hopeful this one will make it. I'm sure yours looks much better than this! I repotted this guy just as you see it minus about 95% of it's root system.

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Old 01-28-2009, 12:43 PM
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I think I am going to cry. That Brassia look in much better shape than my bllra. I did notice this morning that my one new growth definitely has some roots starting so i think there is hope. I was also reading on the site that orchids in general like to be fairly pot bound. My bllra has at least twice as much pot as it is in size. I'm going to pull her out of the pot tonight and prepare for some major surgery Thanks again for all of your help Terri.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:17 PM
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Karen,

I was given a rescue noid about 3 years ago. After much trial and error I got it to bloom and it turned out to be a Beallara (Tahoma Glacier). I had mine in an east facing window that got bright light about 4-5 hours then was pretty shaded. It regularly produced psudobulbs but no blooms so I wasn't sure what it was. I moved it to a south facing window and a flower spike appeared (which I broke off) so I knew I was on the right track. It bloomed again and I was able to ID it.

Mine like lots of bright light but not direct sunlight. I was letting mine get too dry and the leaves were pleating and flopping over. I use the bamboo skewer method and water when it feels cool and slightly damp. I use a fairly loose bark mix because I like to water things. They must be pretty forgiving if it survived what I put mine through.

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Old 01-30-2009, 11:27 AM
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Here is mine - i bought it in bloom so can't take any credit yet!
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:50 PM
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Happy Birthday Karen

I bought a "Howardís Dream" at the same show that it was awarded for $12. This plant is one growing concern It was in a gallon pot in a few years so I have divided many time so after reading your post I went out to see if I had one to give you. That the best way to get a orchid that will try to take over the green house. But all I could find were suffering from neglect. I will be repotting soon and if I find a good one I will keep you in mind.
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I bought a Bllra. Marflech "Howard's Dream" several years ago at an orchid show and it has yet to bloom. I contacted the grower & he suggested more indirect light, which I did. I bought and used his planting mix & fertilizer and it is putting out new bulbs. I have other orchids that bloom constantly. Did I just get a lemon? What else could I try before the dumpster?
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I bought a Bllra. Marflech "Howard's Dream" several years ago at an orchid show and it has yet to bloom. I contacted the grower & he suggested more indirect light, which I did. I bought and used his planting mix & fertilizer and it is putting out new bulbs. I have other orchids that bloom constantly. Did I just get a lemon? What else could I try before the dumpster?
Photos of your set-up would help. Also information about where you live, and your growing conditions would help. If the plant is growing, it isn't a candidate for the dumpster! (If there is an orchid society, sometimes a trade with someone else may get it to bloom... for them...) You say that other orchids bloom constantly. What kind are they? If Phalaenopsis, then we can look at the differences in their needs.
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Old 06-09-2022, 06:23 PM
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So I recently got a Howard's Dream that will need to be repotted when it finishes blooming. What type of pot is best for these guys? I prefer hanging plants and wooden baskets, but am not sure if he will like that or not. I think he needs a bit of TLC, although it is a stunning bloom right now.

I am in west central florida and the orchids live outside on a screened porch that has a roof on half and screen on the other half, so those that need lots of sun can be moved to the screen side and the low light guys can stay on the covered side.

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
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First, Welcome!

It should stay more on the covered side, I think... "bright shade". Also, when you repot, select your pot and medium to keep it on the damp side - Oncidium-tribe orchids don't like to dry out. I'll leave it to our Floridian members to be more specific... you have more rain and humidity than I can even conceive of, so what I would do in my neighborhood would keep it much too wet in yours.
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Old 06-09-2022, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the quick response. I have it on the covered side, just barely, so it stays shaded but gets bright light. So maybe a terracotta pot with holes?
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