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Poster orchid527 Offline
Posted 11/13/12 04:28 PM
Seven 3.5 inch male flowers on a single 5 inch pseudobulb. Last year there was a single green female flower.
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#310894 - 11/13/12 08:29 PM Re: Cyc. Alexis Jesus Pardo [Re: orchid527]
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Love the contrast.

If I could take back half of the stupid things that I said, I would have probably said only half as much.

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#310899 - 11/14/12 12:23 AM Re: Cyc. Alexis Jesus Pardo [Re: orchid527]
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Gracious me that's lovely, in a scarey way. angelwings

Do you unpot yours after blooming every year as suggested by some?

#310905 - 11/14/12 03:53 AM Re: Cyc. Alexis Jesus Pardo [Re: Rich]
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No, I do not unpot it. I normally repot these into NZ sphagnum late in the dormancy period, before any new root growth begins, but I don't begin watering until after significant root growth. This year was a little different. The summer had been so hot and some of the smaller back bulbs had withered. Also, a short spike, with a single bud, higher on the pseudobulb (female?) had aborted, so I went ahead and repotted this one earlier than normal. The roots on this pseudobulb looked good and the leaves were still green, so I continued watering. Shortly afterwards, this spike formed. I actually prefer these to the female flowers because of the presentation. If I start seeing females in the future, I might repot in late summer to deliberately stress the plant. Mike


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