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Internet Auction purchase....

This is a discussion on Internet Auction purchase.... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Purchased a miltassia and a dendrobium from an internet auction. Seller has a ton of ...

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    Purchased a miltassia and a dendrobium from an internet auction. Seller has a ton of positive feedback. The orchids seemed packaged well but the miltassia was limp, with papery leaves, the dendrobium's canes were shriveled horribly, BUT spikes and buds on both were excellent. Turgid spikes, plump buds. Potted them up, watered with superthrive and put them in very humid environment with good air flow, hope they make it, even if I loose the buds, really love the overall plants. Never nursed extreme heat stressed plants before....any experiences, tips?

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    Sounds like you're doing everything right, just keep the temp and humidity where it's supposed to be. I'd also avod sunlight with these plants and hold off on the fertilizer for a while to see what happens. If you see new growth then start to fertilize again. Am not familiar with superthrive, can you tell me what it is?

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    Keep them in good humidity and bright light. They should bounce back fast if they have healthy roots. If the plants are really unhealthy, then I wouldn't let them bloom. They might have been stress from shipping? (odd since it isn't so hot at this time of year, was it limp from heat pack damage?)

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    Superthrive is a liquid hormone/vitamin supplement for plants, does wonders for ailing plants.
    I live in Orlando FL, the plants were shipped from south FL. It still is fairly warm here, high seventies during days so no heat pack. I think that compounded with the fact that they are in a box with almost no circulation and probably exposed to sun on the back of a truck, it dessicated the plants...never seen a limp plump pseudobulb before...I guess only time will tell

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