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This is a discussion on My dove is in trouble within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; No visible culprits but I am starting to think it was just my nerves. My ...

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    No visible culprits but I am starting to think it was just my nerves. My new one is doing the same thing and it is identical to the yellowing in Natali's plant only without the burnt part. Either way I am armed and ready with incect and bacterial sprays and time release fertilizer and etc....

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    Hi Kim this species actually is very tough plant and very easy to grow in lowland just give adequate fertilizer and light usually the next pseudobulb will double their parent size wish it will grow very well under your care.
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ria-elata.html

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    I have pics of my plants but can't post them until I learn my new phone. Will share them here as soon as I can.

    Zain- thank you for your good wishes. I really hope I am being the worried mother over this plant. I ordered some time release fertilizer for them and a special orchid blend. I also hope it grows well under my care .

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    Current update. I swapped out the media into a Red Rock blend to allow more air. It seems the media was overly broken down. I also treated it for snails and threw a few pennies into the pots to deter them from coming back. I also bought some Home Defense to spray the tables for other house hold pests that can also attack plants. Turns out building a garden in ur home also gives Florida Roaches a place to hide. After some time the plant is shooting several new stalks out and one of the stalks has gotten almost a foot tall. Thank all of you for your help in this problem for now it seems like the crisis has passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kspalding View Post
    Natali-I just recieved it a few days ago and have yet to repot it from the media it came in. Compared to yours mine looks like a baby. The bulbs are very large though and the leaves that haven't fallen off yet are thick and long. Other than a little shriveled they seemed healthy. Thank you so much for responding since we live in the same environment you will have to keep me updated on your plant good and bad so that I may learn how to raise this baby plant!
    Well, I must confess.
    I decided to re-pot my plant soon after I posted my last message in this thread. When I took it out of the pot the plant fell apart. To make a long story short, it is still not potted. Mea culpa! It proves, however, that the plant is very robust.
    Each part of the plant has produced new growths. Now I have four Dove orchids
    I definitely have to plant it ASAP.
    My plant a few minutes ago:

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    what potting mix do you use Natali?. I have mine in cocopeat + leaf compost + perlite and seems to be doing ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    what potting mix do you use Natali?. I have mine in cocopeat + leaf compost + perlite and seems to be doing ok.
    It was a mix for terrestrial orchids. I did not re-pot it yet.
    How does the cocopeat look? Do you prepar the leaf compost on your own? Sorry if my questions look silly... I just try to imagine how it should look + how to make it.
    Thank you!

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    coco peat looks like saw dust but is made from coconut coir and is stabilized and sterilized for gardening use. I don't do vermi compost myself but is available here but one day i would like to do it myself. I will share a picture of the plant during the weekend.

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    Repotting was a blessing. Nice goin Natali. I used a self made blend of both Red Rock mulch and a coco perilite blend added a little crushed oyster shell and like urs it just shot of shoot after shoot. I also increased its pot size and that seemed to help.

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    Thanks for the post. Nice to have a good list.

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