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Too much growth??

This is a discussion on Too much growth?? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Most of my plants chug away with the good light I have, kicking out new ...

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    Most of my plants chug away with the good light I have, kicking out new roots and new growth like crazy. My oldest two (perhaps they've learned to adapt to me) bloom twice a year for ages at a time (a phal and a catt). On some of the newer acquisitions I've anxiously awaited tons of reblooms and found a couple to be disappointing. I got reblooms, but not nearly as many spikes on plants that have grown with thunderous enthusiasm.

    I could fert a bit more often. I get to it 1-2x per month. Given that tendency, I have Osmocote in most pots, but not too much. I'm thinking that the biggest hardiest guys, upon repotting got overpotted because I simply couldn't find a slightly larger pot. I'd like to think that they're producing millions of sturdy happy roots that will equate to Amazon-like growth and blooms next year. (I don't use a heavy nitro fert either.)

    Could it be overpotting Diane? Given last nights overPottering, it wouldn't surprise me...


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    Patience my friend I have a few like that, they like to torment us . Gin

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