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Help with this new orchid.

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    Hi, just received a Coelogyne cristata orchid in pot, 8 pseudobulbs, was sent by mail, looks in good condition. Has a few shiny green wee leaves coming from some of the bulbs. My question. Should these bulbs be covered? They look quite nude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie View Post
    Hi, just received a Coelogyne cristata orchid in pot, 8 pseudobulbs, was sent by mail, looks in good condition. Has a few shiny green wee leaves coming from some of the bulbs. My question. Should these bulbs be covered? They look quite nude.

    Would you post up a photo and let us take a look? I am guessing the answer is no, but I need to see what you mean before answering. Usually only the orchids roots get covered with the potting medium.

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    I hope this photo turns out alright?.
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    Your plant is still juvenile.
    Just be patient and it will reward you flowers later when it reaches maturity.

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    Yes I know PhilsDC. It has been separated from the rest of the bulbs 2 wks. ago. How long do you think it will reach maturity? I gather you know about this particular orchid?
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    Your potting media is ok, not an advantage to repot.

    Don't let it covered it may get rot once the pseudobulb has damaged.

    Just keep the media moist and drain media, this plant is a lithophyte and epiphyte and sometimes terrestrial.

    It will depend on care to how long will it take to maturity, some techniques that enables force blooming and faster growth in early stage shorten life of the plant.
    I will only recommend natural methods.

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    Thanks v. much PhilsDC.

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    Thanks v. much PhilsDC.

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    The pseudobulbs should stay above the growing medium. By the way C cristata is cool growing coelogyne.

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