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Den.Bracteosum - Almost Lost It ?

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    Thumbs up Den.Bracteosum - Almost Lost It ?

    I did include a photo when first purchased when in bloom.I am new at growing chids.I have learned alot from this forum.I have never had to do a division of a plant before.For about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks I thought that I had killed this plant.I ran out and purchased two more 24" t-5 lights for my second grow area.To increase the amount light for this plant.A couple of days ago,what do I see? One part has new growth coming up.The other part has what looks like bud growth? Neither of these two have any of the original leaves left on any of the canes.I do know that these plants like to be in small pots.I did place the new plants into a small plastic pot,inside of a med.size plastic pot,inside of a med.size clay pot.Trying not to over pot.For those of you who would be concerned about the size of the new pots. Thanks,Rich
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    good luck with it Rich...hopefully it will be back to it's once splendid beauty. It takes time to learn to culture our orchids and they say, whoever they are, that until you kill your weight in orchids, you can't consider yourself an expert grower.

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    Man, I hope it comes back for you. That is beautiful. The new growths are a good sign that it is happy! Best of luck!

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    Keep the faith, Rich. She is showing vigor. Remember, do not over water. Den. canes store the water; roots like to dry because the roots can only send so much water up to the canes. Keep up the bright lights, but orchids need the darkness too.

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    What a fantastic flower. Keep my fingers crossed for you. It looks good so far.

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    Rich , so far I saw your den. in a good condition soon it will come out so many keikis. The pseudobulb is healthy, look at my den below, many keikis arising from the old bulb and I can peel off, put into another new pot. Well done Mr Rich.
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    Wow !! Zain,that looks amazing! I can only hope that my plant will be so responsive.Thank You for the Good Words.Take Care Rich

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