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Orchid encourage root and new growths, how? I tried almost everything without success

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    I live in Querétaro, in the center of México and is dry,not as the coast or the incredible cloud forests in my country. I almost always have problems with humidity except in summer, so what I do with my greenhous is to put buckets and bottles with gravel to provide humidity from the evaporation, I don't have humidifier and I do not consider it essencial, to be honest I don't have time for misting my orchids everyday bit I do it as often as I can. I hope that these would be ok for humidity or what else can I do

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    First, I would recommend keeping a journal with a couple of pages for each orchid. That way you can look back and see when your orchid started growing last year, or when it bloomed. I refer back to my journal all the time and I write in it almost every day. Second, in South Florida about half my orchids are putting on new growth and new roots right now. Usually by the end of April, everything is in active growth mode. So I wouldn't worry if some orchids aren't growing yet.
    In my opinion, the absolute best product for increasing root formation and growth is Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed. For me, it works like magic. In fact, I was getting so many roots on my orchids last year, that I cut back on how much I used it. Use it at 1 ounce (30 ml) per gallon, once every two weeks. You can mix it with your fertilizer or use it by itself in a separate application. It's not a fertilizer. You still need to use a fertilizer regularly. Don't worry about the fact that your water will turn black. It's actually very mild and I know at least one orchid grower who uses a much higher dose without any adverse effects. Don't use Superthrive or KLN if you start using Maxicrop. You should only use one growth stimulator. I would recommend using it in the spring and summer.

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    do you have a gauge to measure humidity level? That would be helpful on knowing what your humidity levels are. I have found just a quick hose down of the greenhouse floor with increase humidity from evaporation during the day. This way the foliage of the orchids are not wet from misting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    In my opinion, the absolute best product for increasing root formation and growth is Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed. For me, it works like magic. In fact, I was getting so many roots on my orchids last year, that I cut back on how much I used it. Use it at 1 ounce (30 ml) per gallon, once every two weeks. You can mix it with your fertilizer or use it by itself in a separate application. It's not a fertilizer. You still need to use a fertilizer regularly. Don't worry about the fact that your water will turn black. It's actually very mild and I know at least one orchid grower who uses a much higher dose without any adverse effects. Don't use Superthrive or KLN if you start using Maxicrop. You should only use one growth stimulator. I would recommend using it in the spring and summer.
    Thank you Jeff!
    I never heard about this encourager. I use the encouragers for newly purchased bare root plants only, but maybe I should start doing it more often. What you say about the Maxicrop does sound like a Magic! I will report how it works for me if I find this product.

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    I bought de dyna gro knl and I am going to use it in my orchids with superthrive, instead of water them, I will mist them with the root stimulator with almost the recomended dose just that a little bit moré concetrated. Thank You for your help

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