mbleeker at euronet.nl
Thu Feb 23 01:47:19 EST 1995
Don't panic !
>I got an orchid as a gift a while back, and while I won't say I'm an
>expert botanist or anything, I can usually keep a plant healthy.
>My problem is this...I got this orchid, and it stubbornly REFUSES to
>flower...It's getting good light (flourescent...is that ok?) I mist it
>often, and I water it correctly. What else do I need to do?
Go on vacation ! Most plants need a rest too. Very often plants are being
hugged to death... With Orchids this -the resting period, how long, how cool,
how dry it must be - is rather critical. And depends on the species. But what
I'd try is make your artificial day an hour shorter, don't mist often - for
about a month or two. And then suddenly start the wet monsoon again. Perhaps
this will trigger something beautiful !
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