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9 spike Sharry Baby question.

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    Default 9 spike Sharry Baby question.

    So the first of the buds are "sprouting". Here in Houston the temps are in the mid to upper 90's. I want to bring it inside so the flowers can last longer. Should I wait until the flowers open to do this or should I bring it in now that the flowers are now starting to form? Oh and one other thing, how do I get the bugs out of the media before I bring it in?

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    NO NO NO! Wait for them to open first, otherwise you risk terminating the whole lot with any possible temperature changes. I have experienced termination with things like rapid temp changes, sudden changes in watering frequency and even sudden changes in sunlight hours haha....that'll teach me for taking my budding Coelogynes into the garage one night last year, when a heavy as feck frost was predicted...turned out, it snowed!

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    Nine spikes? Congratulations!! Mine only gave me two this summer. They were super big, heavily laden with flowers (so I can't complain!), but only two.

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    Yea, I am very excited. When i grew it inside I would only get two or so spikes, since I put it outside it is growing like crazy!

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    Nine spikes? Congratulations!! Mine only gave me two this summer. They were super big, heavily laden with flowers (so I can't complain!), but only two.

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    Can you post a picture of your baby

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    Here you go, I went and snapped the first one, the second I took a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123orchids View Post
    Can you post a picture of your baby

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    Miller move away from the plant....u said "snapped" and my heart skipped....thank God u meant photograph......if this is the same sharry baby....do they take this long to bloom?????? it seems this is i n spike a long time

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    Wow!! Awesome spikes .

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    It's going to be quite a show!
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