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Epc. Siam Jade question

This is a discussion on Epc. Siam Jade question within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have some Siam Jade plugs and was wondering how long before they are mature ...

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    I have some Siam Jade plugs and was wondering how long before they are mature and bloom?

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    Epc. (now Ctyh. - Cattleychea) Siam Jade doesn't have to be a huge plant to flower, but from plug size you will probably need at least 2 years of vigorous growth to first bloom, and another year or 2 before they can be considered mature plants that will bloom abundantly. Plugs vary in size though, and growing conditions make a big difference, so it could be a bit sooner or quite a bit longer.

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    Thanks for the correction for the name.
    So this will pretty much be testing my patience and skill.

    Here are the plugs in question.




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    Wow, nice plugs.

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    Very nice plugs. I would give them light and plenty of Nitrogen to grow on. I grow all my seedlings under Metal Halide light and do not move them to High Pressure Sodium until I am satisfied they have reached mature heiight. I also do not give them much of a rest period for the first 2 years - get them growing and mature.
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    Those are some big healthy plugs. If you're good you might be able to shave some time off my earlier predictions. Don is right - beyond just good care, optimal light and fertilizer quality and quantity are the biggest boost you can give young plants.

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    Those orchids look very healthy. Good light is the key to getting them to the blooming stage.

    cheers,
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    I'm happy to hear the compliments on them. I've never purchased any before these. For the most part I'm using MSU type fertilizer. I've been looking into a light system for when I bring them all in. I think I have it picked out finally.

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    I have similar or smaller plugs and am growing them mounted in tropical conditions. I hope for blooms in 2 years.

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