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Sulking Stanhopea

This is a discussion on Sulking Stanhopea within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Stanhopea Ronsard (oculata X wardii) that has reliably bloomed and produced new ...

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    I have a Stanhopea Ronsard (oculata X wardii) that has reliably bloomed and produced new shoots for a number of years. I repotted my two plants in October of last year (2010), but I still don't see any new growth nine months later. The leaves from last year still look good (or as good as I can expect from a Stanhopea). Is Stanhopea one of those orchids that sulk for awhile after repotting? An area grower told me that many of their orchids lost significant growing time from the cool, wet spring, but this is worrisome.

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    I have to say, I don't know the Stanhopea group, but there are many orchids that sulk. Vandas, cut their roots and forget about them growing for a year or so. Or put a chemical on them they don't like and sometimes it's months before they unshock. I have two sections of an oncidium I repotted months ago. One section has a new spike, new pbulb and is also growing new roots. The other is still shocky and doing absolutely nothing. lol Orchids are moody...I find a glob of honey or a drop of superthrive in your fertilizer water will usually help unshock plants. Good Luck...

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    I think you could be on to something with the sulking stanhopea orchid. I repotted two stanhopea orchids over a year ago and they don't seem to be getting any bigger. They are kinda the same as when I first repotted them. Both are mature enough to bloom, so something is up.

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