Here is the link to the abstract of research article
ScienceDirect.com - Scientia Horticulturae - Changes in sugar content of Phalaenopsis leaves before floral transition
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This is a discussion on Big vanda, no spike within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Halloamey I think she is referring to the foliar application of a ...
I am really looking forward to seeing those blooms Connie. Congratulations on such a nice surprise! Also I think I will start using that honey as a routine. Thanks for updating on its uses. AL
Scientifically speaking the water sugar mixture is just acting like a rehydrant, it re-establishes the osmotic balance, just like saline water and dextrose is used for the rapid rehydration of sick humans. It will surely restore them. Plants have a very different and unspecific immune system I cannot see what honey might be doing there, but I really don't think plants care much about processed and un-processed honey hehe.The reason why it supports growth is that it provides FREE energy and carbon to the plant. More free energy means the plant has more energy to spend on flowering i.e. reproduction which is the most energy intensive process.
nice plants and a lot of good info in one thread thank you
that is a massive vanda. can't wait to see the flowers. good job, and thanks for all the info on this thread. lots of great ideas.