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Laelia alaorii

This is a discussion on Laelia alaorii within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Anyone growing this? I love the flower and I'm considering buying one. Is it easy ...

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    Default Laelia alaorii

    Anyone growing this? I love the flower and I'm considering buying one. Is it easy to grow & bloom? Regular catt culture? Thx. sheila :-)

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    Default Den Lemon Drops 'Maui Saffron'

    I'm considering purchasing this plant. Is it easy/difficult to grow & bloom? Any special culture requirements? Thx. Sheila :-)

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    Sheila, both those plants will do very well with regular Catt culture: strong light, direct sun very early mornings and late, late afternoons, with media / roots allowed to dry slightly between waterings. Both are easy to grow and bloom provided you give them the light they require. Have fun!

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    Default Onc. Sweet Sugar?

    I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong. I do finally have two of these alive and growing, but they won't give me spikes. Any suggestions? Thx. Sheila

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    Assuming they're healthy plants and not just on the verge, I would say more light is needed, again. 90% of time, when orchids don't rebloom and the plant is growing well otherwise, not enough light is the culprit. Sweet Sugar is a reliable bloomer, not fussy at all. Try putting them in a brighter location (no direct sun, certainly not at first) and see what happens!

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