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Bud blast

Posted by jujujojo none (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 4, 13 at 21:25

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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RE: Bud blast

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


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RE: Bud blast

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.


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RE: Bud blast

Juju,

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

Linda


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