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My re-potted orchids are not showing any new growth!

This is a discussion on My re-potted orchids are not showing any new growth! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by cakedaddy You could also add a bit of seaweed extract to the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    You could also add a bit of seaweed extract to the water you use...it has lots of growth stimulating auxins. I add a few drops to my misting bottle.
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    That is also a great tip! Thank you very much. Is there a brand/product that you could suggest I use?

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    Hi! most of my orchids are phals, but the first ones I bought in May 2010 are just starting to show new roots and leaves. So, it seems like they took a sabbatical, hehe!!
    All my new ones are doing a lot better since I started using pots that have just enough space for the roots. My mistake was, that I was choosing a plastic pot to fit inside a clay pot and not the best one for the root size! Providing warmth and humidity around them can also help a lot to encourage new growth. Right now I have 4 phals that had no roots inside of what I call my version of 'spag and bag' and 2 of them have big roots, even one of them is growing something that looks like a flower spike. (I think!)
    So, now every time I repot, I also use a humidity tray and cover the whole thing with a clear plastic bag and its working very good for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khayael View Post
    Hi! most of my orchids are phals, but the first ones I bought in May 2010 are just starting to show new roots and leaves. So, it seems like they took a sabbatical, hehe!!
    All my new ones are doing a lot better since I started using pots that have just enough space for the roots. My mistake was, that I was choosing a plastic pot to fit inside a clay pot and not the best one for the root size! Providing warmth and humidity around them can also help a lot to encourage new growth. Right now I have 4 phals that had no roots inside of what I call my version of 'spag and bag' and 2 of them have big roots, even one of them is growing something that looks like a flower spike. (I think!)
    So, now every time I repot, I also use a humidity tray and cover the whole thing with a clear plastic bag and its working very good for me!
    That is some good advice phals like it warm and humid. I had most of my phals in the house and would forget to water them for weeks at a time then I move them out to my shadehouse where the humidity averaged 60 to 80% and the temp in the low 100 Fs and yes they did suffer from the heat but they all are showing new roots and leaves in only a month in a half.

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