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Doritis pulcherrima

This is a discussion on Doritis pulcherrima within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does ANYBODY have some idea on how to bloom these things? I've had one for ...

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    Does ANYBODY have some idea on how to bloom these things? I've had one for going on 8 years now, CANNOT get the 1st spike, and have tried everything I can think of. Well, almost everything:

    *draws pentagram, opens a vein, mumbles gobbledeygook...*

    Anybody at all?

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    If you find out let me know , I have heard a little more light then a Phal . tried that , next dancing around a stump at midnight with chicken feathers in my hair ,chanting . Or Salad Shooter ! Gin

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    There is your problem. You said "a little more light than a Phal"

    Mine blooms well but I have it near Cattleya type light.

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    Thanks Mike , I will leave it where it is then , in the same area are broughtonias that bloom, should be enough . Gin

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    Ditto on the higher light...mine blooms, and its saving grace it is a summer bloomer......It is not a favorite of mine....probably will go to my society for raffle or summer auction.

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    Thanks Mike! I've been growing this one on the cool side, in Phal light, but will gradually move it out alongside the Catts; see what happens.

    Gilda, I had one of these crossed with P. fasciata (which did nothing either, and I *did* donate it for our Society's auction last year!)

    Gin, I'll trade you my pentagram for some chicken feathers!

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    I've only got one, and its not my favourite, so it got ignored most of the time. It gets bone dry before I remember to water it, it got fed with left over after feeding my phals, if there is any. Gilda and the others might be right about the ligth. Mine is kept in the bathroom window which is not so bright in winter, but very bright in summer, and it blooms every year.

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    this plant hv a inflorescence in last year.
    but i broke it twice time..so it hvn't bloom
    this winter, it grew 3 inflorescences@@

    the light is not filtered, pulcherrima's habitat is nearby the beach...so..

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    Yep...higher light...and a tad more humidity. Mine sit outside in the summer with the catts....and it does well. Interesting little plants. They don't like it too hot tho....I lost all the leaves off one that way. It did come back tho, but it looked a bit odd...blooming spike, great roots, no leaves....

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    Compared to other Phal species this plant can tolerate a bit warmer and brighter light exposure!

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