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Orchid seedling care

This is a discussion on Orchid seedling care within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I've almost 0% success rates on growing seedling all genera in Pots, either getting rotten ...

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    I've almost 0% success rates on growing seedling all genera in Pots, either getting rotten or drier. (got 2 grown up only of cattleya seedling on mounts on a Palm tree).

    I'm thinking are the place just not suitable for seedling? I put them under a chair on a balcon facing east and they got rotten, because when i put on desk, they got sunburn. They got sunshine until 12 noon approximately. I move them to the garden corner where all orchids happily stay, facing south and getting sunshine from 12 noon to dawn. I place them on the lower side so they only get some light covered by their big gals there. Yes.. They got rotten again and i can't save 1 of them. But some looks growing their new root there. Because rains keep coming everyday lately, should i move there anywhere else? ps. All location are windy so i never though of the rotten problem earlier.

    I'm thinking keeping them inside but not confident enough to do so beause of the aircon. Any advise are most welcome

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    Erly are they all Cattleya seedlings? How small of a seedling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Erly are they all Cattleya seedlings? How small of a seedling?
    Hi Ron, the cattleya seedlings around 5-6 inch as the tallest bulb.
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    the smallest on the left already grow new roots

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    this two got rotten are a cattleya and a vanda i think

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    this two are dendrobium spatulata. 1 new bulb perform but the other just ok.

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    This is the Orchid corner, i put them between the rack and wall, and put at the floor or the lowest rack.

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    Erly, You may be putting the seedlings in too big of a pot. Catts need to dry quickly and over-potted ones can lead to problems. Vandas do not do well potted.

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    Thanks Ron, this's the smallest pot i can find here. i'll try to mount them on a piece of fern. Thank you

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    sounds like they are way too wet, and you mention rain everyday, so that makes sense. maybe place them somewhere or shelter them some from the rain? the treefern pot or mount would dry better than in a pot like that. i love them. it is not so wet here, so i have more trouble keeping orchids from drying up, but treefern works well for me. it holds enough water but does not stay soaking wet, i'm have good luck with it. i water twice a week and mist in between a little in early mornings. seems to be enough.

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    Probably over watering, by the rain.
    You could even try potting them in stone or another dry mix for now. That way they will dry out.
    Everyone uses lava rock here and it allows air and lots of rain in the wet season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    sounds like they are way too wet, and you mention rain everyday, so that makes sense. maybe place them somewhere or shelter them some from the rain? the treefern pot or mount would dry better than in a pot like that. i love them. it is not so wet here, so i have more trouble keeping orchids from drying up, but treefern works well for me. it holds enough water but does not stay soaking wet, i'm have good luck with it. i water twice a week and mist in between a little in early mornings. seems to be enough.
    Thanks Coeruleo, i'll try to adjust the watering schedule, twice a week after the get rain, and spray a fungicide once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plucker View Post
    Probably over watering, by the rain.
    You could even try potting them in stone or another dry mix for now. That way they will dry out.
    Everyone uses lava rock here and it allows air and lots of rain in the wet season.
    Hi Plucker, i'd love to try potting them on rock. will try with the white stone on the floor then . Thanks

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