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Old 07-17-2021, 04:29 PM
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6 week update:

I started getting impatient with the pace considering a sunflower would have grown this in a day and this one is nowhere near ready yet so I overwatered it and that unfortunately made the latest root tip turn completely black.

At least not the flower spike



I know it isn't in focus, it was either the root or the flower spike, my photography skills are not good enough to capture everything in focus. I'm predicting another 6 weeks minimum anyway so strap yourselves in for the next update hopefully before the year is over
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Old 07-18-2021, 09:22 AM
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It looks good Shadeflower! I also sometimes lack the patience to let orchids develop at their slow pace.

As it happens my plant has recovered remarkably well after the accident. It lost some roots but I remounted it and the flower spike survived, new roots have developed and it looks like it will bloom again soon. It is one tough little plant!
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Wow Sean, big congrats, you are definetely treating yours better than mine but I'm happy if this one plods along here. I know it prefers it mounted but I don't lol. I might reevaluate how I grow this one end of the year, I'll wait and see how long mine takes compared to yours.
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To be honest, the little plant has done all the work. I don't keep it as humid as it would prefer, the temperatures are all over the place, and it suffers from my general ineptitude. I believe I just got lucky with a particularly strong plant.
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It has bloomed again, although it appears the flower is upside down and backwards. Thus far no detectable fragrance.
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It's normal for it to orient the flowers every which way... Well done!
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Thanks Roberta! I think I just got lucky with a particularly robust individual plant. Good to know that the damage it endured isn't behind the upside down and backward flower.

The flower has started producing a lemon type scent but only when my nose is right up close to it. I'll try to check if it is more fragrant at night although with two young children most of my plant enjoyment time is early in the morning instead of at night.
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