Show your orchids!

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by Michael W, 29 Nov 2014.

  1. Bon MotMot

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    Dendrobium aggregatum

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  2. Tim Harrison

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    Wow...simply beautiful :)
     
  3. Hendre

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    That's giant! How old is this plant?
     
  4. Majsa

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    Hi experts, you have such beautiful orchids!

    Yesterday I found out that one of my phals has crown rot, all its leaves fell off :( A moment later I saw this on another, healthy phal. Is this a keiki?? Or just new leaves on a weird spot?

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  5. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    Although they are monopodial, they do occasionally branch. You need to let the new stem get quite large (at least three leaves) before you divide it into two.
    It may grow back from a dormant bud.
    cheers Darrel
     
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  6. Edvet

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    Orchid lovers might drool a bit:
     
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    New member of the house.

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  8. Tim Harrison

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    Our's have recently been moved to a sunnier location and seem to be doing much better...

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  9. Hanuman

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    These are not mine but last week I was in Chiang and it just so happens that I visited an orchid farm.

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  10. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    I like Vanda type orchids.

    cheers Darrel
     
  11. Edvet

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    Now that's the way to keep orchids!
     
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  12. Hanuman

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    Yes. That one looks nice because it's more of a tourist attraction. Here is how a more authentic farm looks like. I was there a few weeks ago. This is west of Bangkok where a lot of the orchid farms are located.
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    I am guessing mostly hybrids and almost no species:(
     
  14. Hanuman

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    And here some of my the orchids I had in my previous apartment 8 years ago. Unfortunately they all died. Orchids are high maintenance and need to be taken care off like dolls.

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  15. Hanuman

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    Can't say. I know little about orchids other than they are beautiful and mysterious. :)
     
  16. Majsa

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    I visited a Phalaenopsis nursery last weekend and bought these beauties. Fresh plants straight from the greenhouse, hope they'll manage in my care.

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  17. MJQMJQ

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    They certainly like moisture and shade.Too bad we cant get phalaenopsis to flower again without air con here in sg.
     
  18. Hanuman

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    And here is a new year gift from a friend:
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  19. PARAGUAY

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    Stunning. We never have much luck with orchids. Is it true you completely let them dry out then generously water?Maybe incorrect feeding or lack of humidity in our case
     
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    Hi all,
    You never want to let them get dust dry. I water most of mine weekly even in the winter, I just don't give them as much water.

    cheers Darrel
     
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