- Jan 13, 2010
I used to love them(still do I guess) but now they set off my allergies so bad I can not be around them.
Not sure I just know someone gave one to my wifey and as soon as I walked in the door I had a reaction so we had to move it outdoors and air out the house.That is pretty rare because orchids don't have pollen that flies around like other plants - they have two large pollinia - 2 big balls that insects carry away. I wonder if it was something else? Ferns are really bad for allergies with their spores. I love them too!
These are AMAZINGLY beautiful! I am also an orchid grower, but am currently down to only 5 plants. One of them has been in flower constantly since February last year
On your montage of pictures, can you please tell me what type the small white flowers with purple tips is, second row down in the middle? It's just goegeous!
@ilovegemstones I've been cautious as of late and have not posted pictures of gems in a long while. I had the mod remove some pictures as well. No, I would not share any instagram or anything that might link one frequented forum to another. But that's just me and my privacy concerns.
So beautiful! Any tips on how to get the plant to rebloom??
A 10 degree drop in temp at night triggers blooming. Do this for about 3 weeks. Maybe near a cooler window? For grocery story type Phalaenopsis you can cut the spike all the way off for a bigger display at the next flowering after the 3 weeks of cooler temp, or you can cut it above a node and it will make a smaller secondary spike sooner. Also ensure it is getting enough light and weak fertilizer.So beautiful! Any tips on how to get the plant to rebloom??