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Additional Info Would Be Great

This is a discussion on Additional Info Would Be Great within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Here are some pics of the non Blooming Orchids that I purchased, along with the ...

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    Here are some pics of the non Blooming Orchids that I purchased, along with the information that I have on them. The first box on each is the info that was on the tag. The second box is the info that I have found on Tribe/Genus/Species/etc. The third box is the info I have on care, and the location that I placed the plants. All window are either north or south facing except for one that faces east, and there is a small crack in the blinds for some filtered morning sun. I purchased the last 3 yesterday while shopping for pot hangers. Got to stay out of the stores. While looking through the orchids, there was a very nice lady looking through them and asked me a couple of questions, when I started, etc. Turns out she is the president of the Baton Rouge Orchid Growers Association. Needless to say, I asked several questions, but should have had a pad and pen for her answers. I did move some of my plants around per her suggestions. The Vandas have moved out under a large crape myrtle so they will get some morning sun, very filtered mid day sun, and full sun from about 5:30 to sundown. Anyone having any addtional info about my attached pictures, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again.
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    Have you set up a fertilization schedule yet? I use a bloom booster 0f 11-35-15(contains no urea) and alternate with a 20-14-13(also no urea) The recomendation is a teaspoon to a gallon of water. You can find both these products in the garden section of your local home imp store. Each week I flush my orchids with plain water to rid them of any built up salts that have accumulated from the fertilizer. As far as light is concerned you just have to see how they do in the places you've put them. You might have to make a few adjustments. I had to bring in a couple of dozen of my chids because it was too hot and wet here on the gulf coast. So I had to buy lights and humidifiers to use inside with the air conditioner. Just keep an eye on them, they'll let you know if they're not happy. remember if you have them in clay they will need more water than if they're in plastic.

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    I fertilize once a week, usually on Saturdays. The vandas I have moved outside get water every couple of days. The others in the house are once a week. Was told by Pres. of Orchid Assoc. of BR that I should use this schedule. The humidity here is unbelieveable. If I use a humifier, will be like being back in the mountains in Costa Rica. Thanks for the assistance. Does the info I have in the first posting look pretty accurate?

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    I give my Vandas and Catts morning and late afternoon sun. You'll just have to watch them for a few days and see if they're happy. If you notice any burning move them to a shadier spot or if the leaves turn a dark green then you'll know that they need more light. Generally your info looks pretty good, but it varies from geographical location to location, you just have to be watchful. Your chids will tell you what to do. Did you ask the OS lady if they have a web site?

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    I have a Catt on the kitchen window sill that looks like the leaves are getting darker. There is a really nice new pseudo that is appearing and growing well. There appears to be some drying of the roots out side of the medium. I gave them a little pinch yesterday, and they appear to be hollow now. I will move it outside under my oak for a few days and see if that helps. Thanks again.

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    Wow, great selection of baggie babies there. I just picked one up today myself....an Epicat....these are great little growers. Mine love to go in those fern baskets....they grow their roots right out the bottom sometimes. Good luck on your blooms.
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    I've seen the term "bag babies" several times now and I have no clue what it means. I guess "baggie babies" are the same just a way cooler b/c of the way they dress...
    Can anyone please explain it to me?

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    In some big box stores, they sell orchids in clear plastic bags with a very generic type label on the bag. If you are lucky enough, they have a tag with the exact plant name (most of them do). You buy them in a bag, hence "bag baby"




    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    I've seen the term "bag babies" several times now and I have no clue what it means. I guess "baggie babies" are the same just a way cooler b/c of the way they dress...
    Can anyone please explain it to me?

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