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Dehydrated orchid solution?

This is a discussion on Dehydrated orchid solution? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Thanks for the response. The plants in question are catts. I received massive plants as ...

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    Thanks for the response. The plants in question are catts. I received massive plants as a gift and divided them so i don't know if they are older or newer leaves can guess that some are newer because the new growth is in front of them. Also i do think i am underwatering out of fear of overwatering and I have been misting them twice a day even though we live in georgia and its fairly humid here.

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    Hi cherublace. Just wondering how the catts are coming along. Are they re-hydrated? I have few orchids that are dehydrated as well, and just wanted to see if the formula did the trick.

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    Yeah--I'd love an update on your sugar/vodka/superthrive concoction.

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    I never tried it Just watered like normal except maybe a day early each time so that they were never a 100% dry. They all seem to have recoved fine. Here's one of the guys that was dehydrated and judging by the number of new p-bulbs and the fact that it looks like the old p-bulbs are about to explode I'd say it has recovered well.
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    Oh, I don't know. It looks pretty sickly to me. Better send it to me and not agonize over it any longer.

    Just kidding--clearly that plant has recovered nicely.

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    Sadie if it wasn't for the cross-border shipping complications I would send it off for sure since it's such an ugly plant that has a fragrance that's just so potent and flowers that are hideously yellow. ;-)

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    Hi i've been off the board for a while so i didn't see the question OC-JIM. Yes, the catts that are outside getting rain and being watered more often have new growths that look great. Most of these had shriveled pbulbs that have plumped up and look equally great. I have others that are on a patio that are definitely dehydrated and the older pbulbs are looking sad. I have been watering these more for about three weeks. So far nothing. i am going to hit them with worm tea because i used this on the outside orchids and believe it might have helped boost them. Will keep you posted.

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    angeli! activate your private messages! I am so happy to have found you!!!!! Hope you are all well!!! What a trip we are, orchids too????!!!! I miss you girl!

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    This is actually an interesting post, because I've been dealing with the same situation on some of my catts since moving into our new apartment with southern windows.

    Many of my catts' pbulbs are shriveling like crazy...and I'm watering about 1x every 4-5 days, and this ought to be enough. Just a note - some of these catts where repotted into S&H and were trying to adjust to the new media, but the southern light might've just been to strong for them to grow new roots and recover from repotting... Some of them are so shriveled that they have begun to bend over....will this set them back years? If so, I will probably get rid of them and get new ones - I never intended to hurt them like this, but i guess they just weren't ready for these southern windows!! What do the more experienced catt growers think - will plants with shriveled pbulbs bloom? Or should i start over and buy new ones? I don't mind buying new ones (it was a learning experience!!) if these shriveled ones will take years to recover.

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