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some new baggies

This is a discussion on some new baggies within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; hi all...i really need to stay away from any retail outlet that sells plants. i ...

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    Default some new baggies

    hi all...i really need to stay away from any retail outlet that sells plants. i have lost the will-power battle and bought some new plants. i'm steadily proving to myself that i am not very good with phals, so when i found these "bag babies" i couldnt resist. i will try my hand at them. wish me luck...i didnt have any with my trousers. they were my best pair and i ripped the back end out of them crouching down to examine the stock at the store....and i have a fundraiser to attend this week!!! ahhhhh!


    they are...in order...
    i think. blc. llory ann "paradise"
    brassavola little stars "yasuji takasaki"
    blc. sang yang "ruby"
    or so says the tags...i could have the blcs backwards. if they bloom for me then i will know for sure.

    i've read that the brassies are very easy and quick growing. this "bag baby" has lots of new leads. and i am guessing that whatever prob it is that i have continuously with the phals may be my ticket into being able to getting a catt hybrid to flourish. (or at least live and bloom).
    i feel that i should mention this. i have a habit of underwatering EVERYTHING. i've killed a hoya for cryin out loud. (i have set up a light and humidity system. i mist often and have purchased ridiculous amounts of fungi/pesti-cides).
    Continue wishing me luck please....and thanks for the stream of info and good feelings.
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    Jason- Underwatering? You definately need to go the Semi hydro route! Clear pots so you can see water levels, drainage holes 2 inches up the sides so you have a water reservoir for each plant, saves OVERwatering and UNDERwatering. The plant draws what it needs. Think about it.

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    Nice baggie babies! Can't wait to see your blooms...they all look nice and healthy.
    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Jason- Underwatering? You definately need to go the Semi hydro route! Clear pots so you can see water levels, drainage holes 2 inches up the sides so you have a water reservoir for each plant, saves OVERwatering and UNDERwatering. The plant draws what it needs. Think about it.
    i have read some about s/h. i just have this insane urge (maybe literal) to have them grow traditionally. i have had limited success...maybe i'm trying "too hard." overdoing a bit....aside from watering. i read soooo very much about rot and drowning and such. i will get some of the s/h media and give it a shot! thanks for the advice cin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Nice baggie babies! Can't wait to see your blooms...they all look nice and healthy.
    Connie
    actually, the larger of the catt hybrids fell out of its pot whilst (forgive me) being taken from its little grow shelf for the photo. it has a terrible root problem. the two others are great. i would have noticed this issue if it had not been for my partner pointing out that i looked ridiculous sitting on the floor at (bbs-blue) sifting through plastic sacks. i had a few words in response, but i can't use them here! hehe. i can't wait to show you guys! (i hope)

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    plunk the catt with poor roots into s/h. you will be surprised at how well it does. good luck.

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    They look really great! Best of luck, Jason!

    Cheers,
    BD

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