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Spag-n-Bag orchid technique works!!

This is a discussion on Spag-n-Bag orchid technique works!! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have had these 2 Phalaenopsis orchids since May last year. Flowered beautifully for me. ...

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    Thumbs up Spag-n-Bag orchid technique works!!

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    I have had these 2 Phalaenopsis orchids since May last year. Flowered beautifully for me. Then in our summer here Dec. 2010, they started losing leaves and the roots were mushy and black. I thought they were going to die. After much help from other forum members and gleaning from reading techniques on Spag-n-Bag, I gave it a go. Dec. - Feb. this year, they were hibernating in the bag, and in March settled in pots and look now. The healthiest roots and leaves like never before. Just goes to show, orchids are very hardy. AND don't overwater. I think this is what I did previously. Best thing in my opinion, is to underwater, and halve the fertilizing thingie.

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    Congratulations Annette! Awesome Orchid News!

    Cheers,
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    Well done Annette.

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    Great! can wait for it to bloom!

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    A total recovery plus some! I know I would feel I really had accomplished something if it were me doing the tending and care. Good work! AL

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    Dear Annette, I'm so heavy handed with watering that I've had to use that method a few times! Congratulations! A lot of the time it doesn't work well at all. You must have the touch! Remo

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    Congrats and well done!!

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    Good job, Rosie - they look so happy now!

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