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oda. cambria + oda. florence love

This is a discussion on oda. cambria + oda. florence love within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; A week ago we received our first orchid as a gift. If came with a ...

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    A week ago we received our first orchid as a gift. If came with a printed sheet about Denbrobiums but nothing about the specific plant(s) we received. There were two small individual pots in a basket each labeled "oda. cambria + oda. florence love".

    We would appreciate any help you can give about the meaning of this labeling and especially about the care of these specific plants.

    Thank you.

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    Welcome to the forum. You have an orchid called an Odontioda.

    Light: Go for filtered light ranging from 1000 to 1500 foot-candles. You want the leaves of your orchid to be bright green - not dark green. If they turn red or pinkish, that means you are giving them too much light. Dark green is not enough light.

    Water: Let them *almost* dry out between watering. The media can be kept moist, but should not be *wet* or soggy. Do not let your plant sit in a pan of water. This orchid should drain completely.

    Food: Fertilize your plants once a week with a 1/4 strength fertilizer. (weekly - weakly). Be sure to flush out the pot on the next 'watering' day with lots water.

    Air Movement: Your orchid will appreciate air movement and this will also help to keep bugs and other pest off of your orchid. Put them where they will get enough of a breeze to move the leaves around just a bit.

    Humidity: Oda. need relative high humidity 50 - 75% is about average. If you can, create a humidity tray with some marbles or rocks. A shallow pan that you fill with marbles or pebbles and then water. Sit your orchid pot on the marbles keeping it above the water level and this should help keep your humidity up.


    Media: We pot all of our orchids in bark. It is what works for us. I recommend a medium sized bark mix. Get it at a local box store or home improvement store. It will be labeled for Orchids.

    Cheers,
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    with these plants temperature is also very important.DO not let the temp rise above about 24-26oC.If you see the pbulbs shriveling then the plant is not getting enough water.Under normal growing conditions these plants will flower about every eight month and are seldom out of growth or flower.A friend of mine who grows and breeds these has auto misting that comes on for two minutes as so as the temp reaches 22oC any time of the year.This temperature check is done every 10 minutes day and night.The plants are never allowed to get any where near dry.From the spring to autumn they are misted for 2minutes 4 times per day on top of the temperature misting and fed every day with very very weak feed. Light here in new Zealand is under 60 - 70% shade.

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    Thank you both for the information. We will do our better to keep our orchids alive and blooming.

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    And welcome to the group....we love to see pictures of other's orchids, maybe you could post a picture or two of your new plants. Pictures also are a big help when you need help id'ing a problem or new pest..there are some really smart and helpful orchid people here.
    Connie

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