Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 9 of 9

2 new orchids in Tikva's house

This is a discussion on 2 new orchids in Tikva's house within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Bulbo blumei Dendrobium Ise x Kerunai I have never had a mounted orchid. I was ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default 2 new orchids in Tikva's house

    Bulbo blumei
    Dendrobium Ise x Kerunai



    I have never had a mounted orchid. I was told by the one who sold them to me that I should mist it several times a day...

    Would anyone like to give me any "must know" pointers - they were just shipped Saturday and got to me less than an hour ago. I want to make them happy in their new home LOL

    Thanks for any pointers - no matter how obvious!!

  2. #2
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Tip #1: never ask Diane for any advice on growing a dend.

  3. #3
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default

    Can I ask Diane how to kill a Dend.? So maybe you could tell me what NOT to do to a Dend.??

  4. #4
    Ferrari's Avatar
    Ferrari is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    49

    Default just a question

    Could it be that the Dend. is potted too high? or it doesn't matter with Dends.?

  5. #5
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default

    It was sort of falling out of it's medium and pot. I was thinking I would just repot now... I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything unwise.
    I am also thinking of dismounting the Bulbo and planting it in a pot instead. He said it's in spike but my untrained eye can't find it LOL. I also am scared to take it out - I am finding the end of plants and roots everywhere I look. Some on the top and some on the side... it looks like several different plants if you ask me... I'm going to go read on it now. I'm just scared I will hurt it...

  6. #6
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    The trouble with mounted plants is that roots tend to grow into all the nooks and crannies, seeking moisture. That makes unmounting very difficult, without damaging roots - sometimes significantly.

    If the roots have grown well into the medium, you might be better off leaving it mounted. It will probably require near daily watering and/or misting. And of course, giving it the right level of light. I don't know Bulbos, so I won't speak to that.

    Julie

  7. #7
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default

    Hey Julie...
    It feels loose and the moss is falling off. It's quite dry and either needs a misting or a replanting. It feels like I could get it right off, but I also think that if the roots were all tangled up, that I could just attatch the moss again... I have to wait for my moss to show up before repotting anyway. I'm so nervous. But inexpensive acquisitions are the way to learn. And I guess I could surrender them to the experts if I find I am just not doing it right....

  8. #8
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Hi Kirstie,

    If the moss is dry than lay that puppy down in your sink and give it a nice spray bath. I'm not a bulbo grower, but I don't think they want to dry out.

    Usually mounted plants are mounted so that their roots can enjoy the sort of tree dwelling conditions their ancestors loved in the wild. The trouble is, that in less humid climates (like ours), it's hard to give mounted orchids enough environmental humidity, unless they're in special terrariums, etc.

    I'm waiting for Bulbo experts to chime in (which I'm not), but in the meantime, if the moss starts to feel dry, give a quick sink spray.

    Julie

  9. #9
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tikva
    Can I ask Diane how to kill a Dend.? So maybe you could tell me what NOT to do to a Dend.??
    Don't let it get too dry when it wants to be wet, and don't get it too wet when it want's to be dry. You have to figure out which time is when...

Similar Threads

  1. use the whole house for growing orchids
    By Drosera in forum OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: September 17th, 2009, 02:33 PM
  2. Angraecoids in the house
    By mrBreeze in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 28th, 2005, 10:24 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.