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orchid flower spikes

This is a discussion on orchid flower spikes within the Deciduous Orchids forums, part of the General Information category; when an orchid is showing a flower spike should one change his watering practice and ...

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    when an orchid is showing a flower spike should one change his watering practice and is it advisable to add a flowewr booster fertilizer at that time?

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    Hi, as far as I'm concern I never change spraying of water schedule and fertilizer, well to add booster fertilizer I think should be ok but be careful some of the species they cannot tolerate it. Good luck.

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    Bill, I DO USE blossom booster, and I do believe that it helps to get more/bigger blossoms. I use a 10-30-20 when my orchids are spiking...Betty :-)

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    I use a mix of fertilizers, mostly organic...but then I don't get huge flower yields either. I just find the regular stuff burns alot of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Bill, I DO USE blossom booster, and I do believe that it helps to get more/bigger blossoms. I use a 10-30-20 when my orchids are spiking...Betty :-)
    Betty, may I jump in here and ask how frequently would you use the bloom booster on your spiking orchids?

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    Annette, I will respond to you; Please turn ON YOUR P.M. (private message)or have Bruce do it for you. Thanks...Betty :-)

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    Betty--I am curious also about how often you use the bloom booster?
    Kathi

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    Hi Betty,
    I would appreciate knowing also if you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Annette, I will respond to you; Please turn ON YOUR P.M. (private message)or have Bruce do it for you. Thanks...Betty :-)

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    I also use Bloom Booster 10-30-20. I have always heard "feed weakly, weekly". I use 1/2 the label mix ratio and feed at one watering each week. Never had a burn from fertilizer (brown leaf tips). I switch from 20-20-20 to Bloom Booster about a month before bloom spikes are expected or when spikes are first noted. We have high temps here in central FL so we are watering quite often except in our "2 weeks of winter". Bud

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