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Iwan. Apple Blossom

This is a discussion on Iwan. Apple Blossom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Cjcorner Sometimes I think it is the quality of the plant. If ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Sometimes I think it is the quality of the plant. If this one doesnt do well here i'll be suprised. The cattleya type are loving the new yard. And dendrobiums I thought were dead out front all have new growth. Orchids are moody things.... And if yours took a nosedive after bugs...it's a common thing. Go get another one and try try again.
    I had to go and look at my latest order. I was thinking of buying another "Apple" but the price was near $40. I do have 6 orchids coming when they start to ship this far north.

    The little "Apple" is minding her business just growing. Roots are doing well and no shriveling.

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    Love this one. The colours are subtle and delicate.

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    I had a lovely one of these years ago. Did well for a while then I lost it. One day I may try again as I love the flower's form, coloration and fragrance.

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    just think wow that is so nice name smame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyofthelakes View Post
    I had to go and look at my latest order. I was thinking of buying another "Apple" but the price was near $40. I do have 6 orchids coming when they start to ship this far north.

    The little "Apple" is minding her business just growing. Roots are doing well and no shriveling.
    Ah you are in Michigan (aka...the great frozen north). I was born there and by 16 was developing a plan to move south. lol I'm originally from Grand Blanc, but claim Flint.

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    That is a beauty! Congratulations on such lovely blooms.

    I'm a bit of a newbie with orchids, and new to the forum. But, this is one that I bought last year. I just fell in love with the flower form and color and knowing that it was fragrant really sold me on giving it a try.

    Soooooooo, I have a quick question for you, if you don't mind......

    The plant was kinda pooping along, but not really happy. I knew there really wasn't enough light with the flourescent fixtures that I'd been using. So, I recently bought high-intensity lights for my little growing area. And, as I had hoped, the plant really perked up and started sending out a gazillion new roots. Now, it has three new growths that are about two inches tall.

    My question is....do I dare repot the plant now? It's in a four-inch pot and the roots are climbing over the edges of the pot. I'm torn between running the risk of letting it continue in this pot and really damaging a lot of the surface roots if I wait, OR running the risk of disturbing the growth/flowering cycle of the plant, if I repot it now. I would soooo desperately love to see if flower and am hesitant to shock it and set it back by repotting, now.

    Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate your thoughts.

    Jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk View Post
    That is a beauty! Congratulations on such lovely blooms.

    I'm a bit of a newbie with orchids, and new to the forum. But, this is one that I bought last year. I just fell in love with the flower form and color and knowing that it was fragrant really sold me on giving it a try.

    Soooooooo, I have a quick question for you, if you don't mind......

    The plant was kinda pooping along, but not really happy. I knew there really wasn't enough light with the flourescent fixtures that I'd been using. So, I recently bought high-intensity lights for my little growing area. And, as I had hoped, the plant really perked up and started sending out a gazillion new roots. Now, it has three new growths that are about two inches tall.

    My question is....do I dare repot the plant now? It's in a four-inch pot and the roots are climbing over the edges of the pot. I'm torn between running the risk of letting it continue in this pot and really damaging a lot of the surface roots if I wait, OR running the risk of disturbing the growth/flowering cycle of the plant, if I repot it now. I would soooo desperately love to see if flower and am hesitant to shock it and set it back by repotting, now.

    Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate your thoughts.

    Jess
    The best time to repot is when the plant is growing new roots and pseudobulbs. I would recommend you repot it now. Also; when a plant is doing poorly sunlight is the #1 reason for the problem imho.

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    Thanks, Connie!

    I think you're right about the importance of good light levels. I'm hoping that these new lights will give all the plants a boost.

    Have a great Fourth!

    Jess

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    Give your new bark a good soak before you repot, overnight is best. You will be amazed how much easier it is to plant and it is not as hard on the roots.
    Don

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    Thanks so much. That's a very good suggestion.

    I'm assuming that I should repot the plant with its roots at the same depth as it is now....with the surface roots remaining on the surface of the medium, the deeper roots tucked into in the medium? Since the roots are radiating out quite a distance from the plant and are starting to meander over the lip of the pot...how do you avoid breaking or crimping the roots? They seem a little brittle. If I repot the plant without trying to (gently) reshape the direction of the roots, a bit, I'd end up with a pot that his very much larger than the one that it's in. Do I run the risk of "overpotting" the plant with future problem of medium staying too wet, etc.? Or is it common practice to delicately try to redirect the roots in a way that it will be a little more compact?

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

    Jess

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