Any question about orchid culture. I have thirty+ yrs of growing experience,president 2x of our local Orchid Growers Guild,held a position in most all other offices associated with the Guild at one time or another. Head of Orchid judging team for local club meetings and some shows. Member of two Orchid Socities and local Rep.for Mid America Orchid Congress for several yrs.I have in my collection about 800 Orchid plants of all types.
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Janet, thanks for the questions. You are right about the plant running out of energy. Often a plant will conserve energy through bud drop. I assume that you purchased this plant in bud fairly reccently
Water only when the plant is in active growth and then only in the mornings. A lot depends upon the type of growth medium you use. I suggest you plunge your finger down into the medium when you are unsure
Janet, first let me congratulate you on reviving this plant. Good job. As for the LECA potting mix, I am not familiar with it. This must be an acronym. Need to know the contents of the LECA mix. Each
Clayton: It is difficult t0 tell as there are so many factors involved. The plants currently look fine. When I have a location that the plants like, I like to leave them there. However, there are factors
CLAYTON: THIS IS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE A NEW GROWER, IT CAB BE TRICKY. GENERALLY, ROOTS NEED TO BE PROTECTED FROM DYRING OUT, EVEN WHEN MOUNTED OR IN MOSS. IF YOU TRY TO GROW THE PLANT WITHOU MEDIUM