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Oct 1, 2022 6:57 AM CST
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in September 2022 🪴" in Orchids forum


Today is October 1! And we have a new thread for the month!
Let me start with my Dendrochilum magnum, now fully open. I think it is putting on a really nice show. I love the scent!

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My old Bc Hoku Gem 'Sunspots' opened another spike
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Angraecum distichum blooms here and there
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And there is the cute and aptly named Pelatantheria insectifera with its small blooms.
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Please join us all and post away!
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Oct 1, 2022 7:07 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Lovely blooms as always! The Dendrochilum magnum is mesmerizing!
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Oct 1, 2022 8:09 AM CST
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Thanks Gigi. It is really nice to be greeted with this Dendrochilum when you walk into the greenhouse.
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Oct 1, 2022 8:53 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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What a pretty start to the month, Ursula!
Your dendrochilum is magnificent Lovey dubby and the Pelatantheria insectifera is just adorable!
We are having the most GLORIOUS post hurricane weather.. after months of extreme heat my orchids are finally looking like they might survive. I noticed lots of plants in bud/spike as I carried them back out to the bench. I probably should spray for thrips while I'm thinking about it.
I got a few new pictures yesterday..

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Bl. Richard Mueller X C. Triumphans
This bloomed a few months ago for the first time and here it is with 2 spikes!

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Myc. SunCoast Pink Passion
From SunCoast Orchid ( Jim Roberts) his greenhouses in Myakka Florida were damaged during the storm.

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Blc. Haw Yuan Rose 'NN'
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Oct 1, 2022 9:04 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Lindsey, they are all beauties! Lovey dubby
I am really happy you were able to get everything outside again. your benches and roof were still standing! Thumbs up
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Oct 1, 2022 9:40 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
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You are Welcome!

I agree with Lindsey. It is definitely nicer outside!
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Oct 2, 2022 7:56 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Restrepia antennifera is one of those cute miniatures without a specific blooming season. I surely posted it recently, but it looks like it needs a few more pics. Walking by, it has lots of blooms!
Pieces fall off and grow in plants below too!
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Oct 2, 2022 10:35 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
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Adorable 🥰
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Oct 2, 2022 4:08 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Well, I have been a little busy at the shop. We just finished installing a new BIG piece of equipment. Had to take over the unit next to ours to make it work. But I have been taking pictures, These are from the last 10 days or so.


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Vanda-Neo Falcata Not sure what is proper nw

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Phragmipedium Don Wimber (Eric Young 4N 'P.R.') x besseae)

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Phalaenopsis (Doritis) pulcherrima champorensis alba

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Dendrobium nobile Var. cooksonianum

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Cattleya gigas var.sanderiana x Blc. Chia Lin New City

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Cattleya schilleriana x Schomburgkia splendida

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Dendrobium Tosca 'Shiraz Ice'1

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Lemboglossum bictoniense #1
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Lemboglossum bictoniense #2
Two plants, #1 from Andy and #2 from Orchids of Los Osos. #2 is easily twice the size as the one from Andy and has more intense color. While they are in different parts of the Pergola, both get the same intensity and amount of sunlight. Water and fert the same. My thought is they are both due for repotting, so mabe one is degrading faster that the other. But the started out the same. Or one is mis-labeled and is some cross?

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Oncidium incuvum3

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Brassia longissima

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Dendrobium Enobi Purple Splash
Showing up is 88% of life
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Oct 2, 2022 4:20 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Vanda falcata is now correct. Neofinetia is the older synonym.
I have my doubts that the second bictoniense is pure bictoniense. Might be a hybrid.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Oct 2, 2022 5:38 PM CST
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That is one happy Neo/V falcata! Great bloomer, it must smell heavenly! Lovey dubby
Ted, what a lovely show! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Oct 2, 2022 5:43 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I think that putting three inflorescences on a pulcherrima ain't too shabby either!!
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Oct 2, 2022 6:07 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Thanx.
Bill, talk about a phal growing out of the pot! This guy always get missed until it blooms. Rolling my eyes. Think it's time for a larger pot and the Oreo treatment? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 2, 2022 7:14 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Ted gorgeous display of your collection! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Oct 2, 2022 7:24 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Gee Ted, maybe I would hold off on the Oreo treatment with a Doritis species. I really think that they like to be grown drier then a typical Phalaenopsis.
Now why do I think that Ted? Well just look at the root mass that you can see. That massive root system produced in a very tight knot like you see in your image is not typical when it comes to growing Phalaenopsis. Yes, I know DNA people keep lumping them in with typical Phalaenopsis but vegetatively they seem different. Take a close look at the foliage, the leaf texture if you will. A Phalaenopsis leaf feels much different then a Doritis leaf. A Doritis leaf feels thicker, stiffer, kind of "sandpapery" in texture.
So why does this make a difference?? It does Ted because I think that their natural habitats are a bit drier then for Phalaes. and a bit sunnier. Doritis in fact grow in brighter situations I seem to recall. I think that their rougher, sandpaper stiff leaves help them survive in their environment. Of course, my opinion is based on a lot of plant observations and evaluations. And yes, you can certainly try the "Oreo Method" but just be real observant as to how your baby responds. Be prepared to change the pot and media if she suffers.

And now when you look at a first generation Doritaenopsis hybrid that we used to designate as such, the leaves of such hybrids revert to Phalaenopsis traits. The softer Phalaenopsis dominates and the hybrids grow much more like a typical Phalaenopsis.
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Oct 3, 2022 10:45 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Next up as my contribution is this first time bloomer. This I bought from my now favorite vendor, Brookside Orchids. It was $25.
This is Phalaenopsis Yaphon Evergreen 'Wilson'. It is Phal. Chang Maw Evergreen x Phal. Ho's Kuangfeng Glory. Now try to spell those names much less remember them!!!



The petals and sepals are bright green with a bicolored lip. The apical lobe is bright white while the basal lobe is yellow. The column is also white. Flower has very nice form and only measures 3.8 centimeters wide. I really am having fun thinking about this little cutie with 2-3 spikes with 5 or 6 flowers.
It is just opening yet has a bit of a citrus like fragrance. It is potent! Thank goodness it isn't a Bulbophyllum!! D'Oh! Rolling on the floor laughing

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I included a picture of the broad, glossy green leaves. It is in a 4" shallow plastic pot using my Oreo method.
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Oct 3, 2022 11:46 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Ted5310 said: Thanx.
Bill, talk about a phal growing out of the pot! This guy always get missed until it blooms. Rolling my eyes. Think it's time for a larger pot and the Oreo treatment? Rolling on the floor laughing


I don't know, Ted, that plant is so obviously very happy and healthy. I'd be hesitant to mess with success there.

You have such an interesting selection of orchids, all gorgeous, but I do wish I could stand next to that V. falcata for the heavenly scent treatment. I have a couple blooming with one small spike each, but even they are just sublime, when I can catch a whiff.
Elaine

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Oct 3, 2022 1:31 PM CST
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Bill, nice bloom on this Phal! Lovey dubby
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Oct 3, 2022 1:34 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Thanks Ursula!
I really love the color! Lovey dubby
I really do not run across anything quite that green.
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Oct 3, 2022 1:46 PM CST
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Glenn? Smiling

I am just a touch reminded of an old Cymbidium I grew years ago
Cym. King Arthur 'Roundtable'
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