Orchids forum: Recent orchid pisc. taken tonight.

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Name: Plants and Plumerias
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kevin51
Jun 10, 2011 8:15 PM CST
If I may, I'd like to share the following for your approval or not:.
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/ed10ac the 'Sharry Baby' with tightly closed spike.
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/2a8e91 'Sharry Baby' (spike is still moving away from window light), To the left of it is my favorite house plant: Mitriostigma axillare. Great fragrance.

Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/5d50f1 Murraya paniculata. Flower scent is heavenly.
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/067311 'Dark Waters'
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/b8e335 From left to right: 'Twinkle Red Fantasy'. I'm having trouble with this. Notice
brown leaves at top. I think I need to repot it soon but I don't know when the correct time to do so. It is sending up
many new leaves. Confused Next to it is Chia Line, followed by Otaara 'Frangrance'
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/88d70f Not sure what this is. I think it looks likes some kind of Vanda.
Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/7cbef4 Psychopsis 'Lace' . How does it look to you? The leaves in particular? Unlike the other I had, the leaves aren't tessellated.

Thumb of 2011-06-11/kevin51/1ef970 Psychopsis 'Lace' bud.

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jun 10, 2011 11:05 PM CST
Great pics, Lee! Nice variety! I can't wait to see 'Lace' in bloom. Sounds like it's a good time to repot the Twinkle and you can see how the roots are doing.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
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kevin51
Jun 11, 2011 12:23 AM CST
Just as soon as 'Lace' blooms again, I'll post it.'
Yes, I have to agree, Twinkle must be repotted. when do you recommend? since it's so bound in the pot I wonder if it makes any difference. Too, should I just go up another pot size?
Thank you for your appraisal. As I hope you know, I do value and appreciate your critiques.
Lee I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jun 11, 2011 8:52 AM CST
I am actually a disaster for Twinkle but if you are doing this well, I would repot it anytime you see new growth (now?) and into a larger pot so the new leaves aren't all crushed up against the pot. Oh to have a small bunch to fuss over like you can, Lee. I just go into denial about repotting here!! Hilarious!
Name: Plants and Plumerias
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kevin51
Jun 11, 2011 12:52 PM CST
Thanks as always Boo. Now I must find my media. Should I just diivde it in two? Lee

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jun 11, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Sure, if you have the impulse!
Name: Plants and Plumerias
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kevin51
Jun 12, 2011 2:10 AM CST
Boo, will do. L.

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2011 8:01 AM CST

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About the Twinkle - it looks like a very nice plant. Lee, you asked in the monthly thread if you should discard parts of it ? I wouldn't. IF you wish to divide, I would pot it up too, it looks nice enough. Perhaps you can share it with a visitor?
I myself am never too quick to divide, many times I simply wait until I can't lift the plant any longer or it really starts going downhill for some reason, I see the roots going etc etc. A larger plant may simply give you a better show when it blooms, I take 10 spikes on a plant over 1 spike on a smaller plant every time. But that is me....Many people divide very often and it works well for them. I have had plants sulking for years after splitting them......
Speaking of splitting, my Coelia bella needs to have a closer look taken to it.

Lee, in the other thread you asked about YOUR Cattleya reflowering - this type of Cattleya hybrid ( it was the George King x) usually flowers on the new growth. It will add new growth hopefully this Summer, which then matures and probably flowers for you somewhere during the Winter/ once a year. Meaning, patience is required, since it will bloom once a year in ITS season. ( I say "probably " and "usually", as there are always exceptions)

Some Cattleyas/and their hybrids will produce new growth just about any time throughout the year and flower then on the new growth - not having a specific blooming season, but flowering happily along whenever it just produced a new growth. Potinara Hoku Gem or the Blc Copper Queen are examples of that and there are many many more. My Lc Love Knot is amongst those frequent bloomers too.

I agree with Kathy about identifying you vandaceous plant. Kick it outside for a Summer vacation and let it bloom. It will be so much easier to give you a name. There are so many vandaceous hybrids out there, I would find it very difficult to give it a name just looking at the leaves. There are a few with this curvature of the leaves, but it would really be a very rough guess.


Ok off to take pictures...
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
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kevin51
Jun 13, 2011 9:46 AM CST
Thank you Ursula for the information on Twinkle.
I, too, do not like to divide, repot due to it sulking which I've had them do. Plus, I'm our of the fir bark.
Y'day, I re-hydrated the sphagnum moss just in case I decided to repot. So far I haven't but the pot is so light-weight when I pick it up and that's a concern of mine. (Your opinion on this please).
The 'George King' is now putting out new growth. I'll get pics of it for you to see. And I'll assume I post them here on the general orchid chat?
Ok, then, because I trust yours and Kathy's expertise, I'll put the vandaceous out when I finish this. I understand needing to see the flowers in order to ID it.
Ok. Let me go put out the vandaceous and take some pics. of 'George's' new growth plus 'Mabel Kanda' and her red leaves.
Thanks Ursula,
Lee

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2011 10:07 AM CST

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Ahh sorry - missed the part about the Sphagnum Moss... now that is a different story. Sphagnum and I don't like each other.
I bought some plants in Sphag at the Silva Orchid fest last Friday, I will have to try to gently remove the stuff.

Btw reddish leaves are fine, many orchids color up with enough sunshine.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
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kevin51
Jun 13, 2011 10:18 AM CST
Ursula and All,
Here are some pics of 'George King' and 'Mabel Kanda' and 'Twinkle':


Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/a2a190 Twinkle tightly packed.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/84e65c Opinion on bulbs of Twinkle.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/c3cc96 Tightly packed. Twinkle.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/de56eb Twinkle Overall view.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/02a859 'George King' new leaves.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/8b7335 'George King' another view.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/4edbdd 'George King' another view.
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/c3a62f 'Mabel Kanda' What about the leaf color esp. the red in the back left?
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/e79793 'Mabel Kanda' Again, is leaf color ok?
Thumb of 2011-06-13/kevin51/40db46 Red leaf in bottom left?

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2011 8:14 PM CST

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They all look fine to me!
The red color is ok, some Orchids really color up nicely like that (without having been burned), nothing wrong with that.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jun 13, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Same here. All look fine!
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
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kevin51
Jun 14, 2011 3:48 AM CST
Thanks Ursula and Boo, Glad to know the reddening is ok. So far, I've not noticed any burning on the leaves of any except maybe one and that's the Epi. 'Red Glow'. Will post when sun rises.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Lee

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 14, 2011 3:49 AM CST
Anytime, Lee! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
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kevin51
Jun 14, 2011 4:07 AM CST
Thanks Boo. Hurray! Big Grin

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