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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Doritis Orchids Reset

One of the most frustrating things about orchids it the anticipating of waiting to see their glorious blooms but facing the reality where it starts to shed all of it's leaves and finally die rotting away.

One can only imagine when purchasing the glorious orchid blooms from a nursery
and never see the next blooming cycle.. no wonder many toss them away to avoid further disappointment.

I for one, out of impulse bought many and see many fallen away..
Rotten to the core and seeing them turn into a sour soup..
first the leaves, one by one (at most they have 6-4 leaves)
then the rotting of the core centre and the last dangling roots which is like a headless horseman - never to re-live again.

Then I had a eureka moment..
Turning Coke plastic bottles into orchid pot - the transparent plastic helps in resetting the rotting roots and remove the damage faster before the rot infection.
And the holding cup setting helps to hold the foliar fertiliser longer compared to the exposed medium style of which I had set them in kokedama balls.

Within a month, after weekly fertilising regime,
Weekly - weakly
most of the doritis and the oncidium orchids starting shooting the flower spikes.
Then within the next month..
the old flowers had faded and new flower spikes started sprouting out.

I suddenly realised that this makes a big deal for my doritis orchids.
This is the first time I'm seeing the doritis orchids shooting out lots of it's flower spikes..
More on a regular basis compared to the year-end blooms when there is a temperature drop due to the rainy season.

Through this method,
I'm constantly having flower spikes - one after another
Just as one is spend.. another new one replaces the former glory.
I now, waiting in anticipation to see all of the rest of the phalaenopsis orchids to bloom.
Hopefully it is not in vain after all.

I had finally decided that finally if this fails
All of these are going into the bin as I'm tired waiting for them for years..
To see them bloom again for one more time.

Until then,
I shall enjoy and mark the ones that brought me joy in showcasing their glory (blooms)
And stain those which refuse stubbornly to show but hide in their timid colours.
Again,, until then..
I shall wait patiently..
while console myself enjoying the rest in bloom.

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