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  • get a seedling and grow it to blooming size and know that I have bloomed it because of my care

    114 28.86%
  • get a near blooming size orchid and care for / bloom it

    150 37.97%
  • get an orchid in bud and let it bloom for me in a few days

    68 17.22%
  • get an orchid in bloom - no time for waiting

    35 8.86%
  • get silk/ plastic orchid blooms - who has the time to bloom 'real orchids' hehe...

    3 0.76%
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Orchid Patience

This is a discussion on Orchid Patience within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I am learning a LOT of patience....and to NOT worry when things dont happen when ...

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  1. #121
    Whitefaceowl is offline Junior Member
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    I am learning a LOT of patience....and to NOT worry when things dont happen when I think they should. What do I know? I am new.
    I have had 2 orchids that were potted together both phals. They were VERY crowded this fall after the blooms FINALLY quit...bloomed months...guess they like what I do whatever that is.
    But I am afraid the smaller and different colored orchid misses his buddy? Can they? I dunno.
    So I been watching as the bigger one spiked immediately. But the smaller one has taken 3 months after re-potting to even begin a spike. How do I tell a spike from a root?...
    I love them and talk to the two of them each day. I put them back side by side in my southern window on a ledge where they liked to be...maybe should get rid of bowl under them on plastic pot? they keep losing the bottom leaf...grow new ones but seems like leaf numbers are the same...............sigh I just dunno what they want....worrier

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    Seedlings take a long time to wait for them to bloom, but sometimes that is all that is available in the types I prefer. I like NBS since they have a chance to adjust to my conditions. I would absolutely hate to get a rare beautiful (and expensive) orchid, and just have it die because it is not compatible with my conditions.

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    What is a NBS? sorry VERY new...all I know so far are phals or Moth Orchids of which I have 2 a white and a yellow with red viens...just JUSST got 4 small Rock Orchids and will learn these next...How long you been doing Orchids?

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    NBS = near blooming size

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    For me it is important not only blooming, but it is of great satisfaction the sprouting of a new bulb, a new leaf growth, but watch the growth of my orchid, my rare and expensive, when you can find them, I took a few centimeters or even in the flask, the prices are affordable; maybe it's because my real interest are the bonsai, where time does not count and it is cultivated x future generations, to wait years to see a flowering is normal, in the meantime, I appreciate every moment of growth.

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    Most of mine are in a blooming size, this is what I choose usually when purchasing but I do have some young plants (1-3 years till blooming). I also buy the plants that still need 1 year to reach the blooming size, it's nice to see that they have thrived and liked my conditions and care enough to bother with blossoming!
    I do not buy anymore plants that need 3 or more years, I'm just not that good (and patient ) with so young babies (bad experience) so yeah blooming size or 1 year till blooming size over youngsters even if they cost more (but less in a long therm for me)!

    What Near Blooming Size actually means? Is it like I wrote before - 1 year prior to blooming size or even less? Each orchid shop calls them differently.
    Last edited by theflowerbread; May 19th, 2016 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Another thought

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    Having just received 4 seedlings, three ms and one nbs, I am scared to death of them!!! It's like taking care of a new-born. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt!. However, I have them now and I'll have to muddle my way through.

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