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Beallara howard's dream

This is a discussion on Beallara howard's dream within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Anyone know exactly what makes this plant thrive? I have been growing one for awhile, ...

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    Anyone know exactly what makes this plant thrive? I have been growing one for awhile, It blooms but is never as vigorous and healthy as my other intergenetics of similar parentage.

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    Hi Charity. We grow this one here and from what I can tell, the less I do to it, the happier it is. It likes to grow out of its pot. We grow ours in a bark mixture with charcoal, perlite, and some coco husk. We water it once a week during the cooler months and twice a week during the warmer months. We fertilize with a weak mixture about once every two weeks (we used to do more often, but time and all.... lol). Light is just like the rest of our oncidium type orchids. And we grow in a greenhouse with lots of air movement. Good luck!

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    So, I guess I should stop repotting the thing and leave it the hell alone.Probably isn't helping. Now that I think of it, both of mine declined right after I repotted. Mine are lucky if they get once a month fertilizing, because I find salt build up very harmful to some and don't have time to flush them(maybe twice a year)

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