Go Back   Orchid Forum Orchid Care > The Orchid Geeks > Newbie Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2018, 01:06 PM
john lapointe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: marthasville, mo.
Posts: 52
Thanks: 2
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
john lapointe is on a distinguished road
dormancy

Good morning, question concerning dormancy, just received a plant from South America where breaking dormancy is upon them, while in the northern hemisphere plants are just starting to enter dormancy. How do I treat this plant, Cynoches peruvianum? It has two new growths around 3 - 4" tall with new roots about the same, shipped bare root. I searched awhile for this plant and have no desire to hasten it's demise. I live in the northern hemisphere. Advice?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2018, 07:09 AM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,475
Thanks: 3,520
Thanked 3,423 Times in 1,249 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
Well it's heading into dormancy as you say. I would be careful not to over water it.

Reduce watering and maybe mist the plant. Does it have active roots that are still growing? I would keep it dry right now or you do risk losing it.

Interesting that it's putting out new growths now, reducing water will set it back, what minimum temps will you have it out over winter? You may find it stops growing but the reduced watering means the new growths stop growing which isn't ideal as it has to start again.

If you are growing it warm over winter and it's a small plant you may get away with continual watering and misting. It's hard to measure what you should be doing. Do you have a photo of the plant and measurements?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2018, 08:01 PM
john lapointe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: marthasville, mo.
Posts: 52
Thanks: 2
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
john lapointe is on a distinguished road
Well it's heading into dormancy time in the northern hemisphere but this plant just arrived from Peru and thinks it's spring, two new growths with roots. the back bulbs, 4 of them range in size from 3-6" full and green. It is cooling down here, middle America and I'll start bring in the plants in for the season, grown under lights. Sorry no photo, I'm a technological Ludite.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neofinecita Dormancy? Any Orchid Dormancy? jbees Newbie Questions 1 11-06-2012 08:35 AM
Winter time dormancy Apteryx Orchid Care Cultivation 2 09-30-2009 10:02 PM






Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Orchid Forum

vBskin developed by: CreationLab