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Rossioglossum Grande on the Mend

This is a discussion on Rossioglossum Grande on the Mend within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is a thank you to Connie. I hope you see this soon Connie. I ...

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    Smile Rossioglossum Grande on the Mend

    This is a thank you to Connie. I hope you see this soon Connie. I just wanted to tell you that I have used honey along with my usual MSU Fertilizer a few times since I brought this Rossioglossum in the house and today I saw its first new growth. As you already know the honey works! I would recommend this honey treatment to all orchid growers out there. I am usually skeptical of many miracle cures, but I am sure this one works! AL

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    What is the honey supposed to do?

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    I believe it is a natural, easily absorbed way for the orchid to take in sugars. This helps boost the plants energy levels when sick or in helping produce new growth. Granted this is not rocket science or from extensive research, but then how many orchid supplements are thoroughly blind tested and researched? My guess is a lot are not. AL

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    So, O.K. Al...please give us some details. Do you feed the honey thru the roots; paint the leaves with it? Details...PLEASE! Thanks, Betty :-)

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    In this case I use one heaping teaspoon honey dissolved in less than two quarts of water with the MSU Fertilizer mixed in at 1/4 teaspoon per 1/2 gallon water. A little of the fertilizer water is thrown on a house plant since it will spill over otherwise. I then simply place the orchid to soak for 15 to 20 minutes in a bowl I am using for this Rossioglossum. The water level when doing this just reaches the bottom's of the pseudo-bulbs. That's it and no foliage feeding. AL

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    Mabuhay!

    thanks for the inputs. but what kind of honey are you using? just pure honey without anything in it.

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    Its pure, raw (uncooked), honey from a local New Mexico beekeeper. Probably mesquite honey if your familiar with desert plants Mojamoja. The 'raw' honey I am told has vitamin B's in it. I am also told that when honey is 'cooked' you lose those vitamin B's. This might make a difference. Being mesquite honey versus clover honey or buckwheat there you have got me. I do find it unlikely that Connie uses 'mesquite honey' in Florida though and the honey works for her what ever kind she has. Maybe she will tell us when she next visits the Forum. AL

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    I think I'll have to try this. I've heard about it from a few folks, and everyone said good things.

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