Orchid Madness

Vardit Danziger ez054360 at rocky.ucdavis.edu
Fri Feb 24 21:03:46 EST 1995


OneDolphn (onedolphn at aol.com) wrote:
: Thanks, Marco...I'll try that...

: Peace!
: Jason.

In order to get the orchid to bloom again (did it bloom when you got it?) 
you have to know which species of orchid you have.Different kinds of 
orchids have different growth and blooming requirements.It may be that 
what you have is the Phalaenopsis orchid which is one of the most widely 
sold species because it is attractive and relatively easy to grow.
Anyway, for this species (actually genus), the factor that determines 
blooming is temperature. The plant has to experience low temperature for 
8 weeks or more, I'm not sure. Low temp means 60-65f night temp.After 
this cold period blooming is induced, if everything else is ok. 



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