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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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I meant the air itself and water that flows over them is here source of nutrients.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 04:17 PM
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Choclatebetta: You are correct that you should water your orchid "when it tells you to" (and not more often) If you leave the flower stem on the plant it will often either produce more buds, or little plantlets. You should leave the stem on the plant for as long as it takes, but if it dries out and turns brown, you should remove it. Sometimes I have old flower spikes on my orchids for months and months, and they will throw new buds. I have one right now with two little plantlets growing from a very old flower spike. Good luck - I hope you get new growth from your spike!
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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The spike died but the Orchid is good.
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It might take a while, but if it is healthy it will throw another spike. What color were the flowers?
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I bought it without flowers so dont know.
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So it will be a surprise!
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I want to buy ferts for them soon.
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You can use an all purpose fertilizer or you can use orchid fertilizer. There are types to help promote flowering also.
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I have 2 Kalanchoe species one is flowering and my mother of millions is creating babies.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 04:47 PM
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How can it tell you to do stuff?
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