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Decapitated epi orchid

This is a discussion on Decapitated epi orchid within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Posted this http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...epi-bloom.html a little while back. That is it in almost full bloom, it ...

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    Default Decapitated epi orchid

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    Posted this http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...epi-bloom.html a little while back. That is it in almost full bloom, it won't get any further, because you may notice that ...I'M HOLDING IT IN MY HAND!!!! My sweet little boy wanted to help mummy and cut off the only spike the dang thing had.

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    These plants are resilient and if it wants to keep blooming it will throw another spike somehow. Epi's are wonderful orchids. Keep giving it the fertilizer and lots of sun and you will have more flowers and new growths soon...I promise.

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    if there are any nodes left on the stem, it will probably make a side shoot and flower more... pretty epi by the way! i love those bright red ones.

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    Chuckle! What a sweet son you have, to give you such beautiful flowers.
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    Give me? Ahh, no. My son waited til I was 10 feet away and facing the other direction, to come out on the veranda, took up a scissors I had just been using and lopped off the spike, left it on the floor, then he went after my lilly, which is when I caught him. He called me with a very sweet voice; "Mummy, mummy, I help." he sang, just as he was about to snip it in half. When he saw me coming, yelling "No!" he dropped the scissors and took off into the house... laughing.

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    Don't be sad, I broke one off on accident too. I put it in a vase of water and it lasted for a really long time. The remaining buds even opened.

    cheers,
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    I'm just more disappointed that it didn't get to completely bloom and run it's course, because this is the first time it has bloomed. Oh well, what's done is done. It's in a vase next to my computer so at least I can enjoy it.

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    As others say , don't worry about it ; I am doing this kind of thing a lot at present whilst I wait for my next eye operation ( and final one which will give me bionic eyes ha-ha ...) . I have just been preparing my plants for use on the Bournemouth Society display at ouyr biggest UK show, and after tieing up a fine odont spike, I snipped the loose ends off the raffia, and actually cut the spike instead...
    After that I just packed the plants into boxes, and left it to others to tidy up as the stand is built.
    I shan't be going this year, both because of the rather long drive - 200 miles (?) which is not too smart with only one good eye ! and also because my wife is newly out of hospital with an all titanium hip , and I guess any major operation takes a lot out of a person when their next major birthday will be the 85th , so I am now her carer taking on all of the household chores, cooking etc, plus a bit of nursing, as well as my usual share plus the garden etc. It is of course a labour of love, but it is rather an 18 hours a day operation , so no jaunts to orchid shows for some time !.
    A chat here helps keep me sane - carried out in the small hours of the night when I am usually awake anyway.
    But as to your epi, it will probably throw a new spike from just below the broken off bit, and if not you will have to wait for a new growth to start from the bottom. They are lovely orchids, very undervalued in my view. -

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    Tamara, it is a lovely bloom. Place it in a little water in the house and enjoy it. You will soon have more blooms outside on the Epi. Got to love kids

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