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Epi didn't bloom
#149774 Nov 8th, 2007 at 07:21 AM
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Njoynit sent me an epi last spring because she knew I was in love with it's flower. She sent me a mature plant that she said should have bloomed this year. It didn't and I'm wondering what I am doing wrong. What conditions does an epi need to bloom? Thankyou for all your help with this problem.


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tkhooper #149880 Nov 8th, 2007 at 05:06 PM
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what kind of soil & pot do you have it in? what kind of sunlight is it getting? and how much water?


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Joclyn #149989 Nov 9th, 2007 at 06:57 AM
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I have it in a potting soil with a high bark content. I water it once a week on Saturday, It is in a clay pot. And it sits on my tv stand 8 feet in from an east facing window. But there is a CFS Bulb that I keep on all day at the other end of the stand that I keep my orchids and african violets under.


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tkhooper #150133 Nov 9th, 2007 at 07:48 PM
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I cannot help much except what I have read. I just started growing them this year. To get flowers...

They like morning sun afternoon shade. I read on the Epi Forum to fertilize with bloom booster fertilizer Miracle Grow (10-52-10) April - Sept 1/2 recommended strength every two weeks and a 10-10-10 fertilzer winter once anth.



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cinta #150213 Nov 10th, 2007 at 06:47 AM
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thanks cinta. I'm so looking forward to them blooming next year. I'm going to follow these directions to the letter.


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tkhooper #150307 Nov 10th, 2007 at 01:33 PM
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Sometimes plants will get set back when they have been uprooted and mailed. It may just take some extra time to adjust to the move. I had a hoya do this.

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Gardencrazy #150522 Nov 11th, 2007 at 02:22 AM
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If that happens again this year I hope the Epi will forgive me. Two moves in two years sounds stressful for the plant.


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