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This is a discussion on Orchid Resting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello Everyone. I am new in orchid grower, My question is, How do I know ...
I am new in orchid grower, My question is, How do I know when is orchid take a rest, What should I do when they're taking rest? I have some different kind of orchid, Phal, Den, Brassia and something else. Please help.
First of all welcome to the forum.
To tell if your plants are into a rest phase the very end of the roots will turn a white colour instead of green.
While in this state watering can be reduced and fertilising can be stopped.The resting period will be different time lenghts for the different orchids.
Phallies dont normally have a rest period but the dendrobium does and that will be mid autum untill new roots have started to grow.During this time the dendrobium will need higher light levels.
The Brassia will probibally like a short rest period also,but let that plant tell you when it is happening by the method above.