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Methods to keep Neo beautiful

This is a discussion on Methods to keep Neo beautiful within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; I downloaded these pictures. The Asian use these S shape wires to keep Noe in ...

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    I downloaded these pictures. The Asian use these S shape wires to keep Noe in nice form.
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    they do have a thing about imposing "order" on things, including nature. A conflict between natural and perfect symmetry.

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    That's neat. I am into "perfect" looking plants too. Seems to be the easist thing to control in life. If it's ugly, I want it to go away. (Plants that is) I only want my pretty and well growing ones.....
    But my Neo and my Neo hybrids are quite nice to me still....I'm not sure I would do spacers to make them more perfect....
    I would like that second plant tho. Certainly.

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    I am into "perfect" looking plants too. Seems to be the easist thing to control in life.
    I snorted coffee reading this... You'll rarely see me photograph the whole plant. Mine look like a pickup truck has backed over them several times. I'm lucky to get them to bloom. I will be winning no foliar cultural awards in this lifetime!

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    I am into it. Think about the duration that neo is in bloom, 2 or 3 weeks? The rest of the time in the year just looking a bunch of weeds? By growing them like a bonsai you got to enjoy the plant year round.

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    I wasn't speaking of my Neos, Qing. And I agree with you, we do look at their foliage all year and it should be nice.

    It just doesn't always work out that way. Sun burn, fert burn, insect damage, pleating, fungal damage: with such an assortment of disfiguration stalking our plants, often ganging up together, I'm just happy to keep the plants alive and get them to rebloom.

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    Ohhh JUlliiieeee.... I have some plllaaannntttss for YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuu
    I am so annoyed with a few of my Oncids and one Catt. I received some rough looking and one I made rough looking and I HATE them!! But my rough looking Catt has 2 new growths coming and it can't hit the trash when it's growing. Same with my Oncids..... I hate UGLY lol

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk. I have seen some of the most gorgeous blooms on this forum coming from very scruffy looking plants. Oh well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    I became picky fast. When I ran out of house room. They are growing where I see them all day long and it's just a bit much for me.... I want little tiny cute ones for now... Don't make me sound evil

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    If you've ever seen orchids growing in situ, you'll appreciate that even our most banged up plants in our personal collections are in a whole lot better shape! Nature's brutal. I know one retailer who won't sell recent arrivals from Central America until she's had them for at least 6 months. The plants are healthy enough, but they look so beat up she wants to give them some prolonged TLC to dress up appearances.

    I've got one that's just opening now, after taking a 2 1/2 year siesta since its last bloom. I'd forgotten how much I LOVE that flower! The plant itself is a poster child for orchid abuse, sporting sun burn, fert burn and pleated leaves, but I don't care. I mean, sure, I didn't mean to do all those terrible things to it. But with those flowers...it stays!

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