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This is a discussion on Pancy Orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Good day, About 6 months ago I bought a Red Pancy Orchid. A month ago ...

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    Good day,

    About 6 months ago I bought a Red Pancy Orchid. A month ago (the start of Spring in South Africa) it started a new stem with a flower bud, however it stop growing any further. It looks as if the bud is unable to open by itself.

    Any advice on the reason for this will be appreciated.

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    A photo of what you are talking about would certainly help in the determination of your issue.

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    Assuming you're referring to a miltoniopsis, they prefer it cool and humid, with at best, dappled sunlight. Too warm and/or too dry can stall things.

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    Raybark, thanks for the feedback. I will place the plant in a more humid environment and see what happen.

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    Good Day, just some feedback, I placed the orchid in a closed plastic container and it seems that the flower buds are now developing the way it should. Hopefully will open within a week or two.

    Just another question : Is it possible to successfully grow orchids in an old fishtank ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    Is it possible to successfully grow orchids in an old fishtank ?
    Absolutely! Put in a false bottom to keep the pots above some standing water, and the humidity trapped within the walls will help your plants.

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    Raybark, thanks again for your feedback. Should I close the top or leave it open?

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    That will depend upon your specific situation. If the home is dry and/or you have a lot of air movement, partially covering it can trap humidity better. You don't want to totally close it as the damp, stagnant conditions favor fungal infections.

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    Thanks very much for your feedback.

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