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Jun 25, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Well I found out why my moth orchid wasn't blooming and barely hanging on. It was sold in damp spag moss and when it was repotted by my boss no one told me the moss was still in the roots. most of the roots were rotted but I did see new growth. I cut away the rotten roots and tied it to a peace of wood. and placed it under my grow light.


how often do i feed/water it. do i dunk and then allow to dry.
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Jun 25, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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You are going to have to keep it moist while it adapts to the mount. You can mist it with water soluble fertilizer once or twice a week and under these conditions, I see no reason why you couldn't dunk it two or three times a day. Rain water is best.

Jim
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Jun 25, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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You have at least done the right "beginning" thing, getting it out of the sphagnum moss. You can go back and research numerous posts (several by yours truly), stating why Phal. are sold that way and what needs to be done as soon as you get home with a plant from a big-box store. It all depends on how fast that mounted Phal. dries out as to how often you water it. Even though my mounted ones are all outside under trees (several folks think that is a sure way to kill one Sighing! ) and I have perpetual high humidity, I water mine every other day when the temperature is between 80-90 and every day (if I can) when the temperature gets above 90.
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Jun 26, 2015 12:25 AM CST
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
Irises Orchids Region: Tennessee
Alex, my dear, please do not start new threads. We have plenty active ones now, it's easier to continue on the topics and more is discussed in depth if you follow our lead and research.
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Jun 26, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
okay
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