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Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Kevin Michel, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. Kevin Michel

    Kevin Michel New Member

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    Hello,
    About 2 weeks ago I bought a Vanda Blue Orchid. I’ve left it outside but in shade. Every other day I lightly hose it down. Once a week I mist with weak miracle grow. I’ve noticed that It doesn’t look that great. Any suggestions?
    The first photo is when I bought from the Orchid Show at the mall. The other 2 is at my house
    Thanks,
    Kevin
     

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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I don't see what looks bad, roots are a bit crispy what's the outdoor humidity in your area?
     
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    Kevin Michel New Member

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    I live in OC Calif. Perhaps I need to water 2X a day?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Where is OC California?
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Orange county?
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    In hot dry weather outside, yes i would water more often, start with daily and if they still dessicate water twice. Where i am it's weather dependant, on cloudy humid days they dont need much if any water, on hot sunny days they need water multiple times.
     
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    Kevin Michel New Member

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    On You Tube someone was putting there’s in a bucket of water for 2-4 hours to really soak. Is that recommending?
    thanks Jaime for your comment
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Yes soaking a least 10 minuites is much more effective than spraying.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also, watering and then going back about an hour later and watering again works well.
     
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    Kevin Michel New Member

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    How many times a day is it worth soaking?