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Cyncoches and S/H

This is a discussion on Cyncoches and S/H within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My Cynoches is getting ready to bloom. I read after flowering it should be repotted ...

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    My Cynoches is getting ready to bloom. I read after flowering it should be repotted and should let dry out. If it is in S/H, how does this work?

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    here in Malaysia where it is hot and humid throughout the year, once the plant reaches the dormant phase, i just isolate it a separate growing area out from the reach of the rain. watering is minimal except when the psedobulb shrivels slightly. as for SH, i think should pour all the water out and let the media to be dry.

    resume watering and fertilizing once the new growth is about two to three inches in height. (but i do resume earlier than that). congrats on your bloom and hope to see the photos soon

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    There are two proven methods of dealing with such "hibernating" plants in Semi-Hydroponics: one is to do as Ian suggested and let them dry out, keeping the humidity high or misting occasionally to keep the pseudobulbs plump, and the other is to water normally, but use NO fertilizer whatsoever.

    In nature, epiphytes only get food when it rains, and often, that "dry winter rest" period is not totally dry at all, but is merely a drastic reduction in rain (hence nutrition) from otherwise monsoonal conditions. (A bit of hyperbole there, but you get the gist...)

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