Orchids forum: quick question about zygopetalums

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Name: Julie
Ontario Canada
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batflower
Nov 25, 2010 7:52 AM CST
One of my first orchids was Z. blue bird. I've had it a little over 2 years. It just sat, no change in it what so ever. Now, finally it has 2 new shoots. I read that they bloom on new growth in early fall, Does that mean I"ll have to wait till next fall for a bloom (hopefully)? Or could it bloom in early winter?
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 25, 2010 8:15 AM CST

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Julie,
your plant might be the hybrid Zygopabstia Blue Bird?
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/...

I am guessing - it may bloom at a different time than the species Zygopetalum, perhaps a lot earlier than the next Fall. Keeping my fingers crossed for a late Winter/ Spring flowering for you. Image-googling shows some Feb. and March dates.
Name: Julie
Ontario Canada
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batflower
Nov 25, 2010 9:12 AM CST
Thanks Ursula, it seems your right...my plant is mislabeled. Glad I asked about it. I'll relabel it correctly, and keep my fingers crossed for spring blooms Big Grin
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 4, 2010 6:47 PM CST
There is a Zygopetalum blue bird also. My Zygos bloom on fairly new growths, my fingers are also crossed, can't wait to see.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 5, 2010 8:19 AM CST
I looked up Zygopetalum Blue Bird in my OrchidWiz and there is only Zygopabstia which looks just like a Zygo. I believe they are one and the same and the Zygopabstia is now the name.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 5, 2010 8:28 AM CST

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I thought the same.
There is also the Zygonisia Cynosure with the clonal name of 'Blue Bird' ( or Blue Birds)
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 5, 2010 9:01 AM CST
Is it Zygopabstia Blue Bird http://bit.ly/h7u1eT or Zygonisia Cynosure http://cubits.org/irisforum/thread/view/43789/ ?
Name: Jean
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rocklady
Jan 31, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Picked up a Zygopetalum from the local orchid nursery just before Christmas. Mine has a wonderful fragrance reminiscent of lilacs. When I sit in our media room it is sitting close by and rewards me with its wonderful fragrance. The first spike has now finished blooming and I have two more on the way.Thumb of 2011-01-31/rocklady/8372df

My phaiocalanthe Kryptonite "Chariot of Fire" is just glorious. Almost all of the blooms have opened.

Thumb of 2011-01-31/rocklady/84f736
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 31, 2011 2:43 PM CST
Great Phaius Jean!! Just glorious! And the Zygo smells wonderful even from here. Yum, lilacs!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 31, 2011 4:01 PM CST

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I love the Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite. Your 'Chariot of Fire' is a beauty, and the spikes have a very nice bloom count.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Ursula, may I ask what your 'Ursula' is potted in? Mine only has one 8" spike at this point. It is on the porch where temps range from 33 to 53 at night. If we get a rain storm, I'll bring it in, as it gets borytis when it gets wet.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 31, 2011 7:03 PM CST

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Carol, mine is right now in small bark. I am not sure if that is the best medium for it though.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Thank you. I was really hoping for better performance this year. Guess I'm going to have to practice with the terrestials .
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Jan 31, 2011 8:15 PM CST
These are my Zygo's, the black ones tagged zygocolax and the last pics a 1st flowering seedling from a few i have and deflasked a few years ago.Thumb of 2011-02-01/bree/75d05e
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The 2nd one (black one) has a spike on it now.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 31, 2011 9:14 PM CST
The first one reminds me of my Zygoneria King's Park which hasn't bloomed in a very long time.
Thumb of 2011-02-01/boojum/b752d4
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2011 9:46 AM CST

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So pretty, all! Wish we could sniff them from here.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 1, 2011 9:51 AM CST
Yah! I agree
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Feb 1, 2011 1:51 PM CST
wow kathy i like that. I don't see many Zygos without purple in them. Love the red in your ones lip.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 1, 2011 2:11 PM CST
My list says I still have it but I don't remember seeing it while I water. Crying
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Feb 1, 2011 2:14 PM CST
dont you hate that. I have a list on my comp. that i put photos in when each orchid flowers but i seem to add plants and forget to write them down so i keep hand writting them again then try to delete any ive gotten rid of.

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