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Does anyone have Phr.Yosemite Sam?

This is a discussion on Does anyone have Phr.Yosemite Sam? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I grow quite a few phrags but this #$&%(&#%@@$ hasn't bloomed for me.I bought it ...

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    Default Does anyone have Phr.Yosemite Sam?

    I grow quite a few phrags but this #$&%(&#%@@$ hasn't bloomed for me.I bought it from a friend back in the '90's.(NO NOT THE 1890's-altho' it seems like it)She had it in bloom when she got it so sold me a division.I think she bloomed it as well but hasn't since.I don't remember the parents.It's big & healthy but won't spike.If you have one are there any special treatments that you give it?

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    There is no record of a Phrag Yosemite Sam; however I did a search and found a few references to a Phrag. Grande 'Yosemite Sam'.

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    It's not always the case, but a big & healthy Grande that won't bloom is most often due to insufficient light. Or maybe it's getting enough light for any self-respecting phrag but wants to be irritating to the orchid grower and demand more. If the leaves are medium to dark green, I'd bump up the light levels gradually. If they're already a very light green, then it's probably not light...(and get back to us).

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    Thanks Jason-yep, you are probably right as I do remember that it had longer petals so it gives me more insight with the grande part.I've given it lots of light & plenty of $#&$%**$&*!! Someday maybe when I least expect it --it may decide to spike.

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    Default Reluctant Blooming Phrag

    LIJ,
    I find the best remedy for any plant that is reluctant to bloom is to sit it carefully next to the trashcan. There is just SOMETHING about doing this that encourages them to cooperate...many blooms to follow!
    Guaranteed!

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    Garland--Maybe you have something there!I'll have to try that approach.This is the only phrag that has never bloomed for me & I did see the original (that my divsn came from) in bloom.

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