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Problem with phrag flowers not opening

This is a discussion on Problem with phrag flowers not opening within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; There could be the possibility of not watering it enough. A lot has been going ...

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    There could be the possibility of not watering it enough. A lot has been going on at home and I've not been able to water as often as I'd like.

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    Do you mist it?
    One of my 2 phrags is getting ready to flower. I mist it whenever I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Do you mist it?
    One of my 2 phrags is getting ready to flower. I mist it whenever I can.
    Here and there I might do a quick spray. But I will do that more often. You mist the entire plant even the bud?

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    I do.

    I have found, living in a low humidity area, that misting the entire plant helps keep the flowers hydrated as well. Some say it shortens the flowers life, but i think I find otherwise in the dry of Colorado.

    And I am not drenching them. Just getting it to look like dew has settled on it.

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    Ok, I'll do the misting more often. Thanks.

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