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    Default Phrag. Les Dirroulles

    My plant has tall leaves and several new growths, but has not bloomed in 3 yrs. Can I take it out of the pot and look at the roots? Maybe repot? It sits in 2" water. Please advise about media and fertilizer.Can I use city water left standing for 2hrs.?

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Don't do Phrags myself but I'm sure someone can help. Always best to supply a picture or two if you can.

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    Looks your plant quite happy with you as Chris said photo always the best for us to give some opinion. For Phrags I always use a combination of pumice stones, lava rocks and perlite so far so good.

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    We'll need a lot more info before making educated guesses for recommendations!

    • Where do you live?
    • Assuming the plant is grown by a window, what direction does it face?
    • What are your day and night temperatures?
    • What formula fertilizer are you using, how much per gallon, and how often?


    I assume your question about the water is concerned about chlorine. If so, 2 hours is doing nothing. Standing a day or two is more likely necessary.

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    Yes pictures please and more info about your environment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Looks your plant quite happy with you as Chris said photo always the best for us to give some opinion. For Phrags I always use a combination of pumice stones, lava rocks and perlite so far so good.
    Thank you Zain.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Don't do Phrags myself but I'm sure someone can help. Always best to supply a picture or two if you can.
    I don't know how to post a photo. Please help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    We'll need a lot more info before making educated guesses for recommendations!

    • Where do you live?
    • Assuming the plant is grown by a window, what direction does it face?
    • What are your day and night temperatures?
    • What formula fertilizer are you using, how much per gallon, and how often?


    I assume your question about the water is concerned about chlorine. If so, 2 hours is doing nothing. Standing a day or two is more likely necessary.
    I have a hunch hard water and not enough light is the answer to my problem. During the winter, they grow on a west facing windowsill, with a l bulb growing light 2 feet above. The plants are outside during the summer on a protected, shaded patio, facing east, as soon as night temps rise to 50-65 deg. and stay there until temp dips again to 50 (or a few degrees lower). The humidity is very low during the summer - another problem.
    I suppose, I should give up getting 2 Intergenerics, 1 phrag. schlimmi, 1 phrag Les Dirroulles, 1 odontoglossum to bloom. Judging by the weather conditions, best in my area are phals, dens, cattlaya and cymbidiums.
    Please advice how to post photos.
    Thank you very much.

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