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Feb 17, 2010 2:56 PM CST
|Please show us your terrestrial orchids here!|
Feb 17, 2010 3:48 PM CST
Feb 17, 2010 4:23 PM CST
|Nice. Is your Phaius Bebe Chien going to cooperate? I keep peeking between the leaves of mine. Such a voyer!|
Feb 17, 2010 4:32 PM CST
|I am actually losing many of these terrestrials. I've soaked all the roots and repotted them. Bebe Chien is starting to show signs of rot again. So sad! If yours blooms, it will cheer me up too. Keep checking. Do you have any terrestrials? I just got this Sarcoglottis sceptrodes with a spike. hope this guy makes it here. I really love my terrestrials..... |
Feb 17, 2010 4:49 PM CST
|I was having a similar problem last year, plus a major scale infestation, and decided to grow them (I have two) drier this year. They're putting on lots of new growth. I water them like wintering tropicals. I had a gorgeous Macodes petola that youngest son did in during my absence. I should add it to your plant heaven thread but I'm still too devastated to accept it. It's not the only one he "deep sixed".|
Feb 17, 2010 5:04 PM CST
|That's great. I will try once a week and see what happens. About the plant heaven thread. It actually helps me accept that the plant is gone by posting, but we are all different! I've killed a few Macodes petolas. I think they are pretty difficult and mine always come in sphagnum which is the kiss of death at chez moi.|
Name: Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Cana
Feb 19, 2010 6:53 PM CST
|I have two 'semi-hardy' evergreen Calanthe in the root cellar at the moment. They have never bloomed..I hope this 'winter' treatment will induce them. I assume your Calanthe is one of the deciduous types?|
Feb 19, 2010 7:08 PM CST
|It is now. Not a leaf in sight. I'm trying to resurrect it so I may try the cold room. I should try. Do you water? How often?|
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
Feb 22, 2010 8:54 AM CST
|Kathy, I would say you have a deciduous Calanthe. This is my Calanthe St. Aubin which hasn't had a leaf since last fall and is now just starting to develop a new growth (lower right). I read somewhere that if you separate the older grow from the newer growth, this will cause the older growth to produce a new growth as well so you can multiply the family more quickly. I tried it last time and it did work. It is time to do it again.|
Todd, I would think this same practice would work for your Cycnoches as well. I also have a 'semi-hardy' Calanthe as well that I can't figure out what to do with. Last year I put it in the dark in my cold room and the leaves stayed green and I brought it out in spring but it did not start any new growth so this year I left it on window sill and just now am seeing a new growth as the almost 2 year old leaves turn yellow and wither.
Feb 22, 2010 9:00 AM CST
|Thanks Ken!! This is great information!|
Unfortunately, I just poked around in the pot and all the bulbs have completely dried out, dead!! Well, time for another.
Feb 22, 2010 6:18 PM CST
|Finaly,there is more than 1 bloom on my Phaiocalanthe kriptonite 'Ursula' ! I wanted to keep this outside as they can get pretty big, but alas, it got rain damage on the buds, which turned black and dropped off, so indoors it will stay for now.|
Feb 22, 2010 6:21 PM CST
|It has no leaves at all but new growth from an old stalk and from the bulbs|
Feb 22, 2010 6:42 PM CST
|Carol, it looks fine and you got a very pretty spike. It will leaf out again soon.|
Same here, I got one spike this time. Now I was told the following, I quote:
"The addition of a few dry nuggets of the "Blessings of the horse" to the orchid mix in a spot where the new roots can find them easily makes wonders for growth and vigor on my plants."
And then he posted his plant in bloom. It had tons of spikes!!
Now I don't think I will add "Blessings of the horse", but how about bone meal or something like that next time I repot?
Feb 22, 2010 7:43 PM CST
|Ah, bone meal sounds perfect! Although I remember my puppy goes wild for it!!!|
Mar 20, 2010 5:57 PM CST
|We took a ride today to our place in NE Pennsylvania, started up the house and took a walk trough the woods. Nothing is up yet, not even the Colt's foot, it is still too early in the season. But the leaves of the Goodyera pubescens looked just fine. |
Had to snap a picture - there are hopefully some more plants under the leaf-cover.
This particular Orchid is indigenous to our area, but in all our walks we have never come across it, so I planted some in 2000.
Mar 20, 2010 6:49 PM CST
|Ursula, that is so wonderful!! It looks so happy, too!!|
May 4, 2010 7:46 PM CST
|Calanthe X Kozu blooming in the cage|
have a look here -
May 5, 2010 3:55 PM CST
|The Cyp acaule are in full bloom South of the Driscoll bridge here in NJ!! Didn't get a good picture, because there is tons of Poison Ivy around to lay on the ground for a good picture, and I am trying to teach the girls to be somewhat respectful of them. There are 3 "Lady's shoes" in full pink amongst the wild Lily of the Valleys next to the bike path. |
(Lady's shoes was Kammi's name for them as she went full speed ahead of her sister on a red tricycle, handle bar-streamers blowing in the wind...)
May 5, 2010 5:23 PM CST
|Oh cool. Maybe I should go earlier to the High Ledges, the hiking area nearby where they thrive. How much earlier than usual are they Ursula? All my "Ladies' shoes" are up in the garden but none are acaules.|