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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #120 on: December 07, 2008, 10:33:46 PM »
It is only 17cm high with its roots crammed into a 5cm pot.

That seems more than perfect to me. Epiphytic orchids dont mind to be potbound,  :)
"F" for Fritillaria, that's good enough to me ;)
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #121 on: December 07, 2008, 11:04:21 PM »
Roma: the weather has been terrible, you did the right thing... a little retail therapy, especially when it involved this sweet little orchid, was a good idea..... it is not a  symptom of a problem..... it was a logical reaction to circumstances!  8)   
 Now, does that make you feel more relaxed?   ???
Good, because the Advice Line at Plantaholics Anonymous is closed for the Christmas shopping period. :-X
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2008, 11:48:35 PM »
Howdy All,

Not sure at all where to post this one.......  I bought Pleurothallus schiedei in the first week of September in flower, and it is still producing buds and flowers from the tips of the flowering stem.  The whole plant is about 12cm tall, with the flowers less than 1cm at their largest dimension.  Such an intricate little thing (that is the only way of describing it).  The white "teardrops" hang like little chandelier crystals and dance in the breeze.  If the flower is sprayed with water the little white things drop off, so one has to be careful when misting the surrounding plants to avoid the flowers on this one.  Cute little thing though, even if a tad strange.  8)
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #123 on: January 01, 2009, 12:21:48 PM »
Extraordinary!  What purpose  do the chandelier crystals serve, do you know?
These tiny orchids are wonderful ...... wish we saw more of them..... Phalaenopsis are fab, but a bit of variety in "ordinary" commerce would be great!
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #124 on: January 01, 2009, 03:14:45 PM »
My book says they are very easy and can be grown in bark. No mention of the 'ear rings'
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #125 on: January 01, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »
No mention of the 'ear rings'
How odd, you'd think a feature like that would be worth a comment, wouldn't you?
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #126 on: January 01, 2009, 04:35:48 PM »
It did say there are 900 species and they are beetle mimics. Can you see the eyes?
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Re: Orchids summer\autumn 2008
« Reply #127 on: January 01, 2009, 06:40:03 PM »
Happy New Year to all.

Spathoglottis Affinis
Another nice terrestrial orchid that has flowered for me over the holiday period for the first time.
I wonder if others have had experience with these ?

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