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  Blooming requirements for Helicodiceros
From: Christopher Rogers <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2010.01.29 at 09:32:26(20526)
Good morning, Susan!

Helicodiceros needs lots of sun to bloom. They also love fertilizer. When
they are growing, I keep mine in full sun. I repot every other year after
they go dormant. The media I use is peat/sand/pumice (grit) with lots of dry
compost/leaf litter mixed in. During dormancy I keep them completely dry.
When they break dormancy, I give them lots of water (I leave them out in the
rain, and if there is no rain I do not let the soil completely dry out), but
I never let them sit in water. They must be well drained. Using these
methods each plant gives me anywhere from one to three inflorescences per
year.

Happy days!

Christopher

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From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2010.01.30 at 15:13:38(20531)
Thanks Christopher,
I put mine under the bench to keep them dry, I have so many plants crammed in there that I sometimes move too quickly while watering and water ones th at should be kept dry- so I try to hide those from me.
Maybe this year! I'll move them to a sunnier location.
Thanks for the tips.
Susan

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From: Christopher Rogers <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2010.01.31 at 11:07:54(20535)
Happy to help!

D. Christopher Rogers

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