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Jewel orchid problems

This is a discussion on Jewel orchid problems within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I grow them in the soil, they grow very well. I think they are not ...

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    I grow them in the soil, they grow very well. I think they are not grow on trees, so bark is too dry for them

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    That can vary greatly depending upon your conditions and the type of orchid. Read back through the other posts on this thread and you will see a couple of different suggestions.

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    i tend to grow these more like a houseplant than an orchid. lower light, not that they cannot handle brighter light, but their colors are better when shaded. i use a mix of potting soil, small bark mix, like pea sized and smaller, and a bit of tree fern fiber and lots of sphagnum moss. they grow in leaf litter, so damp and open mixes work well. but not too soggy or the roots rot. the stems can be pressed into the moss to re-root. we have some insect here (most likely a thrips species) that just devastates these poor little plants in a few days. they are almost undetectable. the plant looks wonderful and lush one day, a bit droopy the next day, then all the leaves dry up and die. the stems slowly wither over a few days. i am currently trying a systemic insecticide to see if this will allow me to grow these things again. i love them. i don't pinch out the flowers, but they are really a greenery plant, just not so green usually! good luck!

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    Do you break off the stem to put in soil? Or do you just bend it and secure in soil still attached?

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    I cut mine and start them in water. You could probably do either, break off and put in soil or bend and secure. They root quite easily.

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    Yes the tick eats the plant quickly

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    I have ludiscia discolor which is currently in spike. It is in spah moss and watered when approaching dry. It is in a southern window. It has not grown in the past 3 years i have had it. It blooms and the size does not increase. I dont know how to post a pic. Thank you for any info. I read the prior ones in this thread but no one stated this same problem.

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