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This is a discussion on Orchids - I wish... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; You finish the sentence, relating to orchids. I wish...Cattleyas were free-blooming. Flowers that last 1-2 ...

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    Default Orchids - I wish...

    You finish the sentence, relating to orchids.

    I wish...Cattleyas were free-blooming. Flowers that last 1-2 weeks from only new growths once a year just doesn't cut it.

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    I wish my Phals would not bud blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by jai_star View Post
    I wish my Phals would not bud blast
    Haha...do you think it's possible they're too humid in the enclosure you have them in? Just a thought. I don't bother with humidity at all, and mine never blast. I just leave them in the window to do as they please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    Haha...do you think it's possible they're too humid in the enclosure you have them in? Just a thought. I don't bother with humidity at all, and mine never blast. I just leave them in the window to do as they please.
    Yea that's interesting so humidity can be a bad thing for buds? Well if it keeps up i shall switch the humidiffier off and see if it makes a difference

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    Well, I'm not entirely sure. It was a suggestion, because I know mine really don't need jungle-like humidity...and other than that, I can't see why you'd have so much bud blast if you're not constantly moving them around to different levels of light and temperature.

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    I wish .... that scale / mealy bugs didn't attack orchids. Those pesky things could eat other things, just not my orchids - I WISH!

    cheers,
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    I wish...all those seedlings I buy would grow a little faster, especially, that angraecum sesquipidale.
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    I wish... I could pivot my apartment around so it gets more sun and didn't face NNW!... (and also that those young plants of mine would grow that little bit faster ).

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    I wish my dendrobium would bloom especially since the division I gave my next door neighbor is in spike! - martha

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    I wish that they could talk and tell us what they needed!

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