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Many years orchids with no blooms.

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    Default Many years orchids with no blooms.

    Hello! I've had these two plants for many years and have never seen a bloom on them. They seem very healthy to me, I take good care of them, but they have never bloomed. This is very frustrating. What are they and how can I help them? I recently moved the first one (dendrobium?) to a sunny spot to see if this helps. Please advise! Thanks.

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    The 2nd one is a schomburgkia. They both need high light.

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    oops they are now called Myrmocophelia...I hate that!

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    High light means full sun? The one I moved receives about 6 hours of full sun. Is that ok?

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    Cattleya type light

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    OK! I am anxious to see their blooms. I'll keep you posted. I'll move them right away!

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    I don't know about full sun in the tropics? Here in Florida mine get no direct sun but they are in very high light. Maybe about 40 to 50% shade till noon and then about 60 to 70% for the rest of the day.
    I will say that yours look like they are getting the right amount of light. They are good shade of green.

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    Mabuhay!

    @tradeci.......i bet it will flower within the next 3 years. Just a little bit more patience. Congrats in advance and Godbless

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    I agree with Cathy plz give more light, in Malaysia I used black netting which the plant can get between 50 to 80 % of sunlight, your plants actually just a matter of time to bloom, good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I agree with Cathy plz give more light, in Malaysia I used black netting which the plant can get between 50 to 80 % of sunlight, your plants actually just a matter of time to bloom, good luck
    I also agree. The plants appear light green (as they should). Do you feed these orchids (fertilize)?

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