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A trip to an orchid store

This is a discussion on A trip to an orchid store within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Connie, FYI, Ho Chi Minh usually blooms after getting the sixth leaf....

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    Connie,

    FYI, Ho Chi Minh usually blooms after getting the sixth leaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcoholic View Post
    Connie,

    FYI, Ho Chi Minh usually blooms after getting the sixth leaf.
    Good to know since this has two little ones coming along nicely. I honestly have little idea about these. I did look up the picture of Ho Chi Minh today and ooh la la! I had no idea I'd picked such a pretty one...lucky me! lol

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    I have seen Ho Chi Minh picture before, and wanted one even since. I haven't done well with a couple of paphs I have so far...

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    I have seen Ho Chi Minh picture before, and wanted one ever since. I haven't done well with a couple of paphs I have so far...

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    Thanks Connie for sharing. What a wonderful way to start off the new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    I have seen Ho Chi Minh picture before, and wanted one even since. I haven't done well with a couple of paphs I have so far...
    I'm going to try and do what they told me at the store. They said these must be repotted every year, and I should only use pure distilled water with organic fertilizer as they hate build-up. I'll do my best...but the chances aren't good for it. lol

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    Maybe that's the reason my paphs don't perform. One of the local grower here told me once that most orchids like to repotted regularly, except Paphs, they seemed to be happy with old media.

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    Maybe upnorth they can get away with not repotting, but here it means fungus and bugs generally. I'm forever repotting things.

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