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This is a discussion on So What Happens Now? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm pretty sure the gray balls are just time-release fertilizer. I've seen gray time release ...

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    I'm pretty sure the gray balls are just time-release fertilizer. I've seen gray time release fertilizer before. Slime mold would be, well... slimy, not solid like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brit6v View Post
    Thank you, Susie.....we'll be waiting for pictures when you have blooms later. That's always exciting. I agree that your potting job was well done. I'm sorry, but I cannot comment on the small balls, as I've not experienced them before or even read about them. For future reference, though (just in case you happen upon a probably different type of small ball), I have read that some growers (before you obtain the orchid) fertilize with a type of small ball, but yours do not look like them, as far as I have seen pictures of and read about.

    Someone else more experienced than I please correct me if I have given Susie incorrect info. I don't want to lead her down the wrong path.

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    By the way, Connie...your info and photos have helped me, as well. Thanks.
    Yes the info from Connie has really helped me out too. I thought that I had got rid of the grey balls after repotting but I knocked the pot over the other day and low and behold there is now another little strange ball in the centre of the mass of roots?? I do not know what it is but it isn't slimey ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R. Nieves View Post
    Those small balls look like seed to me!!!
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    They have a rather leathery texture and they haven't broken or done anything unusual yet so I don't know what they are.

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    Default Update on Bc Teradip 'Junko'

    Well it only seems fair that after you showed me yours I show you mine! I have at last -almost a year to the day- finally got a sheath on my Bc Tetradip 'Junko'!! I am so happy, it was an accident I am sure but I am with sheath!!



    I am delirious with joy. I have watched so many leads form and then do nothing apart from make another lead and that was it. I had all but given up ever hoping to see the blooms on this beauty or indeed smell the fabulous fragrance that she puts out at night. But low and behold, I had a look down the latest matured lead today and to my utter astonishment there was a bulge inside. I had another look and sure enough there was something taking up space inside the lead. This has been under a daylight bulb for the last two / three weeks getting 16 hours of daylight and 21C / 72F so I am unsure whether that triggered the sudden sheath or if it was down to nature but either way, I am happy that it is doing something exciting. I now have to wait for the buds to form but that is easy compared to waiting for the sheath to arrive.

    Thanks for all of your help.

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    Hi Susie suggestion to your delemma make sure you have free draining potting mix keep out of pots with no drianing holes , flush at least once a month to remove unwanted salts etc hang out to dry good air circulation or use different pot mix . i have had many plants i wood charcoal only no problems cheers lot depends where you live , climate and sunlight plus other problem plants close by cheers Richard

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