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by Sorathien on June 16, 2006 12:14 PM
i just got an orchid about a week ago, maybe two, i don't remember. i have it under a compact flourecent bulb on top of a large saucer of water with gravel. it isn't dry, and i haven't watered it since i got it. but its turning yellow....should i transplant it? get it more light? what?
by joclyn on June 16, 2006 01:11 PM
what kind of orchid is it? what kind of soil is it in? or is it in moss or bark?

if you haven't watered it since you got it, it probably needs water...

i don't know of too many that like a lot of light - you might want to move it to a spot where it gets indirect light.
by Sorathien on June 16, 2006 02:00 PM
the compact flourecent bulb is only 13watts (equal to a 60w. incandecent) its a daylight bulb. its in bark and it was a little dry, so i just gave it a splash of water.

and it is a dendrobium or however you spell it.
by joclyn on June 16, 2006 06:16 PM
oh, that's a bit too much light!! this particular type should also be misted every few days, too.

here's some info on caring for dendrobium and a bit more

do you still have the tag that was on it? let's make sure it's in the dendrobium group...
by Sorathien on June 17, 2006 01:38 AM
yes, the tag says Den. Throngchai Gold "kanokporn"
by TomR on June 17, 2006 03:48 AM
Dens can take full sun, acclimate them slowly to it. Let the potting mix dry between waterings. Fertilize every other watering with 1/4 strength orchid food or Miracle grow or 10-10-20 or 20-20-20 fertilzer.

Tom

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by CatherineC on June 19, 2006 07:15 PM
i have a friend that has alot of orchilds so if you want to email him i'm sure he can help you out. seighten @ yahoo .com he has like about 45 plants or more has been collect them for about 2yrs. plus.

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by Sorathien on June 20, 2006 05:06 PM
well, the orchid had like 2 main sprouts, one of which had the flower. then it had 2 much smaller, newer sprouts. the two large sprouts are pretty much dead. all the leaves fell off and the flowers died. HOWEVER, one of the small sprouts looks very nice and green and has grown since i got it. so i think i may just watch it for a while, see if the larger parts come back
by dodge on June 21, 2006 02:11 PM
Arent the orchids supposed to be in moss all the time an never let go dry? THat is what mine said....
I have had it for about 2 or 3 months and it is getting a new leave.

It was potted when I bought it at Walmart..

Mine is pure white.

Dodge. [lala]

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by Sorathien on June 21, 2006 02:56 PM
there are several thousand species of orchid, they all need different requirements.
by dodge on June 21, 2006 03:51 PM
ok........this is my first try at them.

mine is a Phaloinopsis.......I will have to photograph it .....

Paid $8.00.

dodge

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