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Old 14-12-2004, 05:43 AM
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When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

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Wait until it grows...it probably will.

I have one acquired through a collection buyout, and this year it basically
did nothing until July, then it grew 3 new growths and had about 15 - 20
blossoms.

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When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

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Wait until it grows...it probably will.

I have one acquired through a collection buyout, and this year it basically
did nothing until July, then it grew 3 new growths and had about 15 - 20
blossoms.

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When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

deg



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Old 14-12-2004, 04:08 PM
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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 04:43:20 GMT, Dewitt
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When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

deg


Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php
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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 04:43:20 GMT, Dewitt
wrote:

When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

deg


Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php


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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 04:43:20 GMT, Dewitt
wrote:

When I repotted a Lycaste aromatica last spring, I potted the oldest
three pseudobulbs, which had few roots, in a mesh pot using sphagnum
and put the pot in a plastic bag. And waited. It's now been about 6
months and there is no sign of any growth. The pseudobulbs are fairly
shriveled but still look OK. How long should I wait before giving
up?

deg


Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php
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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 08:08:24 -0700, Susan Erickson
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Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE


Thanks Ray and Susan. The only thing that seems to be rotting at this
point is the sphagnum which I probably should replace after 6 months
in a plastic bag.

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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 08:08:24 -0700, Susan Erickson
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Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE


Thanks Ray and Susan. The only thing that seems to be rotting at this
point is the sphagnum which I probably should replace after 6 months
in a plastic bag.

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Old 14-12-2004, 11:11 PM
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I would get it out of sphagnum. Mine is still in bark, which dries
thoroughly during the winter when the weather dictates less frequent
watering.

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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 08:08:24 -0700, Susan Erickson
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Until it rots or grows. Things put into 'Bag with Sphagnum'
generally go in one of throes two directions. Good Luck.
SuE


Thanks Ray and Susan. The only thing that seems to be rotting at this
point is the sphagnum which I probably should replace after 6 months
in a plastic bag.

deg





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