Orchid just won't bloom

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by xiongmaopanda, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. xiongmaopanda

    xiongmaopanda Member

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    My orchid has a large bud on it. It is a very pale green and is very close to opening. There is a smaller tighter bud farther down the spike and another looks like it is forming. Yet the big one just won't bloom. It has been like this for around a month maybe. I decided to place it outside a few days ago in hopes that the natural humidity will help. I haven't seen much of a change though.
    How long can buds take to open?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    No question this is a flower bud and not a seed pod?
     
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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    How about telling us what kind of orchid it is???
     
  4. xiongmaopanda

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    It is definatly a flower bud because I can see the white color of the petals. It is that close.
    My orchid is a Phalaenopsis.

    I was also wondering about the leaves of my orchid. Most of them are very nice and are doing fine. But a leaf keeps growing underneath of a larger leaf and I am worried that it is not getting enough sunlight. The last time this happened the leaf ended up falling off. Any ideas?
     
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    Good news! The bud has finally bloomed. I woke up this morning and went outside to check on it's progress and it was starting to open and finished opening during the day. I was so excited. I'll post two pictures.

    Though, I am still worried about the hidden leaves.
     

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