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Need help with orchid cultures

This is a discussion on Need help with orchid cultures within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hiya so I got three orchids and I would like some guidance. 1).Banfieldara Gilded Tower ...

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    Hiya so I got three orchids and I would like some guidance.

    1).Banfieldara Gilded Tower 'Thai Gold'- found a thread that was made five years ago, but how should I grow it and blooming season?

    2).Laelia Gouldiana- maybe like a cattleya orchid but cooler ???

    3).Yamadara Orchidom Green Glade 'Shungetsu' I have found zero on growing culture or anything on similarities. Also it has one root so I used a liter soda bottle and made a green house so it has 100% humidity I have spray very week 16-16-16 seaweed fert that all my plants seem to like.


    I also bought a Coelogyne Usitana I got I am suppose to treat it like a phal and no rest period?

    Thank you for all the help

    Cheers

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    I grow Oncidiinae intergenerics (banfieldara) and cattleya-types (laelias and yamadaras) pretty much the same; intermediate temperatures, and bright, diffused light. I'm not saying it's ideal for all, but it's a good starting point, and if you are observant of the pants, you can adjust as needed.

    Yes, on the coelogyne - or at least, that's what I'm doing, and it seems to be progressing well.

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    Yamadara would probably take standard Cattleya culture. I wouldn't feed it anything but root stimulant. Also, It may need to be aerated. Whin one of my orchids looses its roots, I sometimes loosely cover it with plastic in such a way that the soil is still exposed to the air. There are probably other ways, but the pop bottle method may be making it TOO humid. People wiser than me may have some other ideas.

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    Thank you for the help and hi and thank you!

    So I moved the yamadara to spag and leca mix and removed the top of the DIY "green house". I have had no luck ever using a root hormone and the seaweed is suppose to promote stronger growth and I have spotted and eye and it has been getting bigger since I have had it. I am hoping to get it to produce a bulb no matter the size just enough to produce roots.

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    Welcome here! Glad you are getting advice on your orchids. I don't grow those types...yet.

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    Sadly the yamadara had fusarium wilt I had to toss it since I don't have enough space and it wasnt doing well at all
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    Hello from Philippines. I dont have those, so no comment.

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