Orchids forum: Just bought 3 flasks.

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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 12, 2011 8:58 PM CST
Just got these 3 flasks, i hate having such small plants but oh well im in the mood for some babying. Hilarious! Thumb of 2011-12-13/bree/e2fc9c
Heres what they are thanks to Rosella orchids lovely coloured tags.Thumb of 2011-12-13/bree/094485
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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 12, 2011 8:59 PM CST

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 13, 2011 8:35 AM CST

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Good for you!!
You bloomed plants from flask before with success - I am curious, what is the percentage of good blooming survivors from a flask like that for you?

I bought about 6 years ago a flask with Paph Black Currants x Macabre ( now registered as Lynne Cassidy). I started out with 30 babies in that flask and have now 2 blooming size plants, one of them is in spike. I actually managed to get a bunch of babies growing initially, but I lost many of them outside. At the time I was still foolish to use Sphagnum moss, a favorite nest building material for birds.... needless to say, one day in Spring I found my baby plants scattered over the floor of the cage. Then I lost a couple here and there, until there were two.
But I am glad I did it just for the experience. I tip my hat to you. to the professional growers!! And other brave souls like you!
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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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bree
Dec 13, 2011 2:11 PM CST
Yeah ive done 3 flasks before and have about 10 plants from each flask that are now near flowering size, i did them when they weren't ready as the flask got shook up in the mail and i had to deflask it early plus i left them outside in winter just under shadecloth but they survived slowerly. I still have alot of tiny plants in my greenhouse and now that summers here they should start getting bigger. Paphiopedilums take alot longer to grow than the cymbidiums and zygos ive found. There alot slower. These flasks have 25 large plants in them so im hoping the survival rates better and they get growing fast.
Heres some little catts i did not to long ago
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 13, 2011 3:08 PM CST

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Bree, you did/do very well then!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
They look very nice and healthy!

Thanks.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 15, 2011 5:26 PM CST
You are more daring than I, Bree. Good luck.

Jim
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Dec 23, 2011 6:11 PM CST
Thought id show you the plants in fungicide washing off the algarThumb of 2011-12-24/bree/7ea2d1
and then in there little pots of bark/perlite.Thumb of 2011-12-24/bree/4843cf
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Dec 23, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Now have to wait and see how they do....
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 23, 2011 7:26 PM CST

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Bree, that is pretty neat!! You got yourself some nice looking little plants.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 23, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Very cool!!! They look super healthy!!

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