Bud blast

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)September 4, 2013

I placed a couple AV's in the humid bathroom. They receive some morning sun and they are very close to a bright window.

Many flowers of the AV's are blooming vigorously and for a long time. The leaves look fine and vigorous.

However, some of the small buds have wilted peduncles. The main peduncles supporting a number of branches and buds appear okay. But some of the small branches turn from a transparent green to a nontransparent brownish color. The tiny peduncle will then lose its firmness and wilt. The flower buds look okay, but their supply is cut off. I see no sign of any fungus. At the same time, many other flowers, buds and peduncles are fine.

What could have costed this kind of bud blast.

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Linda

Juju,

One cause of bud blast can be relocating a plant in bud to a new location. Are the newer buds affected more than any that were open before you moved it?

Linda

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 2:36AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by whitelacey 6 (My Page) on Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 2:36

Thank you so much. I know Phalaenopsis do abandon buds if they are moved at the wrong period. I did not know AV's are similar. Yes, I have moved the plants. Then, some of the previously healthy buds appear to have been aborted.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 10:14AM
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Linda

Juju,

I lost many an orchid bud before I learned this hard fact!

Linda

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 12:36PM
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