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Hope that all is well in Puerto Rico, including you, birds and orchids!
Thanks. The birds were moved to a reinforced building and were safe during the path of Irma. The orchids weathered the storm without damage, even the ones that were not moved to a safe place. I used to put all the plants inside. It was just too much, now I put them on the ground and that has been enough to spare them any wind damage.
Jacob - Thanks for the reply, am looking forward. Have a few items can trade if you are interested. Let me know. John
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Look on the web.orchid flower anatomy. There you see the column with the pollenia which you know how to knock off on top. Directly underneath this area on the column is the stigma which is often sticky and is where you need to stick the pollenia to fertilize the plant. The pollenia should stick on here for you if the flower is ready. Then after a few days the flower will fold up if you got this done correctly.
Thank you for this! I'll have a look at the plant again tonight.
Marni: I don't know if I'm ready to deal with plants right out of the flask. Is it very difficult/any special considerations? How many years to bloom? I'm a senior citizen. God I crack myself up.
Lycastes are not easy to get out of flask. I'd say 3 to 5 years to bloom. I too am a senior citizen and still making crosses.
Marni: You seem to be the go to gal for Lycaste Skinneri Alba. Do you have any of these plants for sale?
I'm losing my mind trying to find it. My wife's from Guatemala and I'll be there 6/21/17 but I'm told you can't buy them. It's illegal as it's the national flower. No wonder my brother in law gave me "alba" cuff links. lol
I only sell plants on ebay, but I do sell flasks and I have skinneri alba in flask. Not sure if I have any that are ready to come out of flask, but if you would be interested, I could check.
I don't think it isn't illegal to buy them, it is probably illegal take it out of the country.
Kelly sent you a message. You can find the inbox in the top right, click on that and you will find the message. Let me know if you have more any trouble.
I am in the middle of a project right now, but this evening should be able to post something.
NNeed some help !now what do I do ? My computer and I are not friendly. I would like to participate but can't seem to find any rules of procedure.
Thanks for the info. Looks very interesting. Wonder which type of air conditioners it will work with. Some do not work well in a hot area.
I wonder if you told them what you were trying to do and where you are located, perhaps they could suggest specific models?
Btw, I forgot to tell you that he is ADORABLE!!!!
Is it a Lepord Gecko?
No, he is a Crested Gecko, but they do look somewhat similar.
Hi everyone. I'm new on this forum and I'm glad to take part of it. I grow orhids since 20 years and it is the biggest passion of my life.
I was wondering if you like Bonsai?
Just another orchid addict hoping to learn more about these wonderful plants. I am an undergraduate student studying plant sciences.
Hi Kelly, Don't you have a Habenaria medusa? I got one last year and it is just putting up a small pip. Do you begin watering as soon as you see growth on yours or do you wait a bit? Thanks Kipper
Him Kipper, I am interested in one of your D, fredericksianum keikis, if you have any left. I'm in upstate New York, zip code 13320. I hope you have some, if so, pleas let me know about the shipping cost. Thanks, Lore