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Came home to two great blooms! M. teaguei & M. phasmatodes

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alfonso Doucette, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Alfonso Doucette

    Alfonso Doucette Active Member

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    I just got back from Botany 2014 in Boise Idaho. It was a really great meeting!! My advisor got an award for outreach he has done through our lab's articles in Orchids magazine and a book he wrote on Vanilla. There were some really interesting talks on Dracula, Mormolyca, Porroglossum, Spiranthes, Corybas at the meeting, and some cool posters too! I also bought some really nice cards from the MBGpress that have Stig Dalstrom's Masdevallia paintings on them.

    While I was away I left my plants in the care of my partner and he did a really great job!!! I was worried the buds on my M. phasmatodes would blast but one opened up! And the M. teaguei bud I've been watching slowly develop also opened up!! I've changed the settings on my air conditioner so that the room cools off well before the lights turn off and I think it's helped with some of the bud blasting I was experiencing. I've also started fertilizing with a bloom booster.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a great conference you went to.
    Congratulations on the blooming.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice!

    What are those tiny ones around the Masd. phasmatotes? Interesting looking!
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Great species!
     
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    John Marvin (Joe Jo) Member

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    I also had to experiment with the AC for day-time & night time temperature & humidity. Very nice growing, congratulation on the flowers!
     
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    Alfonso Doucette Active Member

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    I'm experimenting with growing succulent leaved pleuros directly beneath the light. Most non-succulent leaved pleuros I grow directly under the light tend to burn or show stunted growth. I've only had them a few weeks but they seem to be doing well!

    Top row: Dryadella portillae, Pleurothallis dryadeum, Dryadella lilliputiana
    Second row: M. fuchsii, M. phasmatodes, Plths. leptotifolia
    Third row: M. prodigiosa, M. citrinella
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Cool! I like the succulent type also..The Pthl. dryadum reminds me a couple of Australian Bulbophyllum species that I have.
     
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