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Brian Ellis

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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 09:06:55 AM »
Congratulations Rogan, they are stunning.
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 01:27:24 PM »
Beautiful Rogan! Well done.
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2010, 01:54:53 PM »
Very impressive Rogan !  :o
Many congrats - it's beautiful !  :D
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 03:44:06 PM »
Amazing :)

Mine are two years old, what kind of potting mix do you use?    Your plant is absolutely beautiful, more pictures please :) lol

Here are some pics of mine a couple months after I got them, the plant was stressed due to shipment from Holland.  They've put out maybe 3 new leaves each now :)



« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 08:27:35 PM by JoshY46013 »

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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 09:05:13 PM »
Alberto and Rogan beautiful flower thanks for sharing.

Angie :)
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2010, 07:36:47 AM »
Thank you all for your positive comments.

"what kind of potting mix do you use?"

As you seem to have done, I use a very open mix as the plant is an epiphyte in nature. I keep it quite shaded (60 - 80%), warm and humid.

It is a great plant and the flowers appear to be quite long lasting. I would like to grow it in an elevated hanging basket as then the flowers will be displayed to their best advantage as the whole plant tends to lean over with the flowers descending below the leaves after opening - perfectly displayed for pollination by a large... (moth?).
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2010, 05:49:47 PM »
Rogan,

   My mix is bark, hort. charcoal, vermiculite and perlite.  I'm a bit worried it isn't airy enough :(  This plant was SO incredibly hard to find I don't want to kill it off :(   Blooming four years from seed seems quick, I've heard they mature faster than a lot of different geophytic plants. 

   Also from what I've heard they're self fertile so you should be blessed with seeds :)  The only thing, they can take 15 months to mature if not longer!


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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2010, 07:43:39 AM »
I purchase a potting medium consisting largely of composted bark and wood chippings (...is the equivalent elsewhere known as 'supersoil'?) and then pass that through an 8 - 10 mm sieve. That retains just the coarsest components which I use for all of my epiphytes in pots. Worsleya and Paphs also seem to thrive in this medium.

I have also heard that Pamianthe is self-compatible, so hopefully there will be many seeds to go around in the not too distant future! In any case I will freeze some pollen for future use.
Rogan Roth, near Swellendam, Western Cape, SA
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2010, 08:40:56 AM »
Hi Rogan,
do you know how cold tolerant they are?
Pamianthe peruviana is allowed into Australia as seed, so I hope you do get a good seed set! ;D
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2010, 11:07:24 AM »
so far I know ( from a good friend ) are this plants not self fertil ...he has tried it several times without any succsess  :-\
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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2010, 07:47:56 PM »
Hans,

  I've heard from several that have this plant that it's self fertile, maybe he should try pollination earlier in the day? 

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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2010, 02:16:44 PM »
Fermi, I have no idea how cold-tolerant they are - our minimum winter temps are -1 or -2'C at worst, which is not really very cold.

"...so I hope you do get a good seed set!"

Well, the flowers have faded and the green ovaries are still there - we may yet be lucky...   :)
Rogan Roth, near Swellendam, Western Cape, SA
Warm temperate climate - zone 10-ish

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Re: Pamianthe peruviana
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 05:21:14 PM »
Rogan,

   Hopefully you get seed :)  I have a friend in Aussie who grows this beautiful plant and his are self fertile but that doesn't mean all clones are :(    The hardest part is waiting the 15 or so months for the seed to ripen :) lol

Good luck!  Pictures are beautiful!

Josh

 


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