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This is a discussion on Slow Grower within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My Sorcerer's Apprentice x Phrag lindleyanum Has 6 growths, one bloomed about a year ago, ...

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    My Sorcerer's Apprentice x Phrag lindleyanum Has 6 growths, one bloomed about a year ago, now none look like anything is happening. Does anyone else have this cross, and is it one of those every three year bloomers??

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    All of my phrags are holding me up at gunpoint! If I didn't buy it blooming, I'm seeing no action.

    Any phrag-heads want to offer advice?

    Julie

    PS - My phaphs are going to town. Can someone compare the cultures?

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    I have the opposite problem--phrags root like crazy for me, but paphs are much more finicky overall. SA x lindleyanum can appreciate a real good amount of light, as long as it *never dries out*. leaves should be light green, and changes should be made slowly. it should bloom at least once a year, and be practically everblooming when mature.

    then again I have a Paul Eugene Conroy that REFUSES to re-bloom, with rampant growth. getting cattleya level light. go figure. I think this plant will get zero nitrogen this year.

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    Don,t have this cross but my Phrags with phrag longifolium in the cross grow like weeds & seem to spike very freely.

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    I find my phrags are very slow when they are babies... but as soon as they a bitmore mature... well, gangbusters! Also, some have really gone well since I've put the pot in water... so that the mix is always wet! But not all of them... only some like Sorcerer's Apprentice and hmm, a couple of others... I would never dare put my lindenii in water though as I hear that they prefer drier conditions... same with caudatum

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    Hmmm More light and more water.... light I can provide, but the cat/orchid sitter is not the most reliable when it comes to watering. Sigh. Australia this month, Japan in March and April, and then a break!!

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    I may let mine dry too much in between waterings. They get tons of light though. Can't hurt to try.

    Julie

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    if you provide more light, make sure the plants NEVER dry out. in fact, phrags (in general) are one of the only commonly-grown orchids that will benefit from *over*watering, in most cases. if it dries out with high light, that will set the plants back substantially.

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    Phrags. Paphs. .... Gin

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