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Encyclia cordigera disaster

This is a discussion on Encyclia cordigera disaster within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Thank you Betty, Kevin, for all the help and advice. I'm so thrilled to let ...

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    Thank you Betty, Kevin, for all the help and advice. I'm so thrilled to let you know that my orchid is still alive. So far I can't see any new roots growing close to the surface (and I'm trying my best to bother it as little as possible) but something is definitely growing Very very excited.

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    Good job... totally random comment.... but its interesting the color separation between where the bulb ends and where the leaf begins on the Encyclia cordigera. I see it on both of yours and i was wondering the other day why mine looked that way.....lol haha.... anyhow I use pretty much the same potting mix as warus.....i have tons of roots...tho my conditions at best are only 65-70 % humidity....

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    another happy ending!

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    My experience has been that encyclias like to dry out very quickly. They should be grown even drier than cattleyas. Most of them are good candidates for mounting or growing in an open basket like the one in Kevin's pictures. They're very susceptable to rot if kept too wet. Mine are in baskets with tree fern fiber only. Good luck.

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    Looking great, there, Carina. Maybe is it grows fast enough, you'll have a flower spike from it this coming Summer! Good Luck...Betty

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    Awesome! Keep us posted on this development of this new growth!!

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    Hello Carina-

    It is so nice to see a new encycliast doing well: it is all looking good and I am sure you will be smelling the sweet smell of success! Kudos for keeping your head.

    (In the end the right potting mix is always the one which works for YOU. This is a world-wide forum and I can see that different media seem to work better in different regions, and with different growers: I guess we all have our own local or personal conditions- microclimates, humidity levels, temperature patterns... and these may favour more or less free draining/ more or less retentive media. But as I think Betty said- if in doubt, always err on the drier side: that way you wil safely find out what works best for you... Suck it and see, relax, and if it aint broke, don't fix it.)

    Great to see you here!

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