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Unlucky Coerulea

This is a discussion on Unlucky Coerulea within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; When I break spikes I put them in a vase with a pinch of sugar ...

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    When I break spikes I put them in a vase with a pinch of sugar in the water. Sometimes they will last a nice long time if when you refresh the water you use warm water and that pinch of sugar. I am so sorry to see your broken spike...maybe next time it will come back and bloom several spikes since it didn't get to use it's energy on this spike.

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    Hate to see that happen to what is obviously a magnificent spike full of beautiful blooms!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    So sorry too hear of that, Zain,. Still, after 3 whole weeks of rain, I'm amazed there's anything left to bloom, never mind this beautiful vanda! Just a thought - Sometimes, when I see a plant of mine that has a bloom either suffering, or about ready to finish, I cut the stem, trim off the blooms in the toughest shape, and put it in a vase. Often, it gives me at least another few days to enjoy it. I was thinking that if there are any individual blooms on yours that are basically intact (even if only a few), you could snip them off and float them in a bowl of water. Just an idea - but if it can't survive outside, why not bring that stunning blue indoors for your family to enjoy?

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    Hi Maura thanks for interesting point that you highlight here ok I will cut and put into the vase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Very unfortunate, Zainal. Would the flowers last longer at this point as cut flowers in a vase?
    Hi Paul that is the most difficult question to answer in lowland through my experience after 3 to 4 days the flowers wither and dropped off however in cool place wow can last more than a week, thanks.
    Yew and Bruce thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R. Nieves View Post
    Have you tried splinting the spike? You know, like a broken finger. A small dry bamboo stake tied to the spike. If not, cut it and put it in a vase as somebody suggested. For what I can see it's a very good coerulea!
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    Hi Jose thanks, can't do that to heavy tried but didnt work never mine the best always cut put into the bowl/vase.
    Nataliwind, Kathi and Deeann many thanks.

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    still awesome, Zain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    When I break spikes I put them in a vase with a pinch of sugar in the water. Sometimes they will last a nice long time if when you refresh the water you use warm water and that pinch of sugar. I am so sorry to see your broken spike...maybe next time it will come back and bloom several spikes since it didn't get to use it's energy on this spike.
    Connie thanks, that is interesting recipe to put little bit of sugar, here in Malaysia I heard many thing, they add in Aspirin or some say Paracetamol ( both are antipyritic) to prolong the life of the blooms.
    Jason thanks for your complimentary. zain

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    Pity that the spikes were broken. It still has stunning color!

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    Just wondering Zain - have you had the chance to bring the blooms inside for enjoyment in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Just wondering Zain - have you had the chance to bring the blooms inside for enjoyment in the house?
    Quite busy for the past few days never mine I have another jungle collected in bud will take care them, thanks Maura.

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