Orchid Q&A

* Air Conditioning
* Ansellia africana
* Aquarium Water
* Back Cutting
* Black Growths
* Calanthe Culture
* Catts in Hawaii
* Change of Environment
* Cymbidiella rhodocheila
* Culture of Alba Orchids
* Dehydration
* Dendrobium Care
* Dendrobium Repotting
* Dendrochilum magnum
* Dormancy
* Dry Conditions
* Epsom Salts
* Eulophia species
* Fertilizer Injector Dosage
* Flowering Vanilla
* Habenaria rhodocheila
* Holcoglossum kimballiana
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* Jewel Orchids
* Judging Orchids
* Leaf Color
* Leaf Residue
*
Leaftip Burn
* Liparis viridiflora



Q.

Change of Environment
I have some phalaenopsis, doritaenopsis and dendrobiums. Until recently, I lived in a cold house with day temperatures around 60º F. The plants were in an east-facing window with a sheer curtain. I have since moved to a much warmer apartment with again an east-facing window and a curtain. I fertilize weakly weekly, and add extra humidity. The phalaenopsis have just spiked but not the doritaenopsis nor the dendrobiums. Is there something I can do to make the failures spike? Is it possible they were cold and fairly dry for too long, resulting in stunted growth? They look healthy and green and all seem to have new root growth. Perhaps they just need more time? - Ashley Carson

 

A.

Be patient. Depending on the level of Doritis in the parentage of your Doritaenopsis, it may well be a summer bloomer. Taking the plants from a harsher environment to a more favorable one will usually result in a growth spurt. When the growth spurt stops, and when the growths on your dendrobiums mature, then the flowers should come. It sounds like you’re providing adequate light and all those new roots show you’re heading in the right direction. -
Andy Easton




Orchid Q&A

* Masdevallia coccinea
* Mastering Miltonias
* Maxillaria sophronitis
* Mealybug Infestation
* Meristemming Monopodials
    Missing Pollen
* Night Length
* Night Lights
* No Flowers
* Non-flowering Doritaenopsis
* Oncostele Wildcat
* Oncidium Sharry Baby
* Orchid Honeydew
* Paphinia herrerae
* Paphiopedilum armeniacum
* Paphiopedilum delenatii
*
Phaius Culture
* Phalaenopsis Problem
*
Phalaenopsis Spiking
* Plant Sitter
* Rainwater Collection
* Redwood Bark
* Re-rooting Plants
* Spotted Oncidum Leaves
*
Sticking Flowers
* Storing Pollen
*
The Larger the Better
* Vanda Keiki
* Virus Question