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First "earned" blooms on the way

This is a discussion on First "earned" blooms on the way within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am so excited -- three of my plants are in bud! Two Phals and, ...

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    Wink First "earned" blooms on the way

    I am so excited -- three of my plants are in bud! Two Phals and, wonder of all wonders, my lone Catt! I was leary of purchasing the catt because I was doubtful if I have enough light. I do put it outside some on the weekends, so maybe tthat is what spurred it to bloom.

    My Dend has NEVER bloomed for me and I even put that stinker outside. It does have new growth so I am hoping it will eventually bloom.


    One of the Phals that is in bud has problems -- fuzzy white stuff on it. I wiped it off but the plant still doesn't look so good. Anyone got any thoughts on what that could be?

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    This is so exciting! Can you post a pics? Including the problem one. One of my big box rescue had something and I used 3 in 1 fungicide for it. It looks fine now?! (I guess )
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    Congrats. on your blooms! the fuzzy stuff might be mealy bugs need a picture of it to be accurate .. Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    .... the fuzzy stuff might be mealy bugs... Gin
    I hope not. Best post up a photo and let us take a look.

    Congrats on the blooms.

    Cheers,
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    congrats on reblooming them!

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    The budded ones aren't blooming yet, and as far as my sick one, I wiped all the white stuff off it with alchol. I don't see any more white but some buds have died. Would a pic still be helpful?

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    Pic's are always better...usually one of us has lost enough plants from it to be able to help you. lol Oh and buds like to blast...it's one of those things. If it's not from a sudden temperature change...look up and see if there is a vent blowing on it. They do not like drafts of heat or cold, or sudden temperature changes, at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Pic's are always better...usually one of us has lost enough plants from it to be able to help you......
    Ahhh, a fine example of the apt application of "truer words were never spoken".

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