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Aliceara Help

This is a discussion on Aliceara Help within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently repotted my Aliceara. It did well for a while. It even shot out ...

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    I recently repotted my Aliceara. It did well for a while. It even shot out a new spike. The flowers lasted about 2-1/2 weeks. Now, I noticed the pseutobulbs becoming more wrinkled and flattening out. They seem rubbery as well. Any suggestions???
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    Hi ,
    It could be a root problem ,lack of , new growth or blooming will feed from the older bulbs .The flip side is not enough water . Can you tell us about your growing conditions , watering ect .? Gin

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    Yes, I would guess root issues. Unpot and take a look.

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    Well, I water once a week and use a very diluted fertilizer 20-20-20. My orchids are on a humidity tray in a giant picture window with great indirect sunlight for most of the day.

    I did unpot and found the medium around the roots retaining quite a bit of moisture! I cleaned the plant and pot and repotted with a more coarse medium for drainage and air flow. Hopefully this works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevinsp View Post
    Well, I water once a week and use a very diluted fertilizer 20-20-20. My orchids are on a humidity tray in a giant picture window with great indirect sunlight for most of the day.

    I did unpot and found the medium around the roots retaining quite a bit of moisture! I cleaned the plant and pot and repotted with a more coarse medium for drainage and air flow. Hopefully this works!
    That should help. Keep us updated. Also, remember to flush the pot with pure water once every couple of weeks to remove fertilizer salts.

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    Well, to my surprise, I think my Aliceara will be just fine! I was getting nervous for a while but yesterday when I was watering I notice two new growths! I had read that these plant do not like to be repotted! I am using a much coarser medium that what was originally in the pot so I changed up the watering cycle on this plant.
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    Great, good news!

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    new growth with mean new roots...it should do well for you

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    That is great, Patrick!

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