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Help with Prosthechea Fragrans (Encyclia Fragrans)

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    Hi Guys, may I present orchid victim no. 2, Encyclia Fragrans.



    The pic above is 3 days after repotting. The plant was pack in sphag moss when I bought it and it was a good thing it was packed loosely. So it took little effort to remove the moss and repotted in a charcoal, perlite, hydroton and bark mix. I recall a couple of pbulbs flopping over to start but not in the quantity you are seeing. Here is a close up:



    Does this plant has a tendancy to sulk after repot? Or maybe is the light, too much? too little? Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    when u say flop over u dont mean wilt right? u mean as jus lie however they want? a good rule wen u repot orchids is keep dem dry the first 2 daus but mist dem and keep humidity up....also place dem in a shadier cooler location......Encylia fragrans like dappled light as i have seen it growing in the wild...cattleya type care....free draining media...i use a mix of charcoal,coconut shell,clay crock and gravel....i know my post is late....ur plant probably a monster by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kjeldz View Post
    when u say flop over u dont mean wilt right? u mean as jus lie however they want? a good rule wen u repot orchids is keep dem dry the first 2 daus but mist dem and keep humidity up....also place dem in a shadier cooler location......Encylia fragrans like dappled light as i have seen it growing in the wild...cattleya type care....free draining media...i use a mix of charcoal,coconut shell,clay crock and gravel....i know my post is late....ur plant probably a monster by now
    Thanks for the advice. My plant is the same size actually and I didn't mean wilt. Just that the pbulbs are falling over instead of being erect. I am monitoring it on a daily basis now to see if there is any improvements. Hopefully, it will decide to straighten up when it has fully aclimatise to my environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warus View Post
    Thanks for the advice. My plant is the same size actually and I didn't mean wilt. Just that the pbulbs are falling over instead of being erect. I am monitoring it on a daily basis now to see if there is any improvements. Hopefully, it will decide to straighten up when it has fully aclimatise to my environment.
    yea thats normal for the flop....the rhizome is pliable......hmm...thats strange...the same size???? i collected one from a citrus orchard here bout 2 months ago and it has grown 2 pseudos already...they grow fast and form specimen size quickly.....i wonder wats happening

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    Hi King,

    Well, its only been 6 days in the pot and 3 days since my post. So I think I will give it a couple of months to see how it is growing.

    On another note, I must plan a trip up to Trinidad. It sounds awesome to have orchids growing wild in a citrus orchard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warus View Post
    Hi King,

    Well, its only been 6 days in the pot and 3 days since my post. So I think I will give it a couple of months to see how it is growing.

    On another note, I must plan a trip up to Trinidad. It sounds awesome to have orchids growing wild in a citrus orchard.
    dunno why i thought the post was in 2011....lol sorry....yes you should come....just today i got a Brassovola cuculatta from a tree in a parking lot.....and yesterday had to save a whole clump of your plant from a bulldozer that uprooted a whole orange tree...also had Dimerandra on the same branch..the two growing together...with the Prosthechea looking like the more vigorous of the two...while it was thriving...the Dimerandra looked worse for wear...will post a pic soon

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