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Cypripedium Sabine

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by tenman, May 6, 2014.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    First of my cyps to bloom this yea, this is a hybrid of fasciolatum and macranthos. I have a few other cyps in high bud I hope will open soon. Had to move the raised cyp bed (we're taking out the giant maple tree it surrounded) about three weeks ago, when this year's growth was just appearing. But since they grow in pots sunk into the bed, it was much easier on them than on me, moving all that earth and all those blocks! This is the first blooming for this hybrid for me, acquired as a young plant a few years ago. sabine0514.jpg
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    I love this little guys !
    I how big of pot do you use to give thwm enough room ? That sounds like a GREAT idea !
     
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    nice!
     
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    I use a '1 gallon' pot as it's called in the hort trade. I'm at the point with some cyps with 6-7 growths that I'm wondering whether to move them to a larger pot or split them up.
     
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    Well good luck they are great spring joy!
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    A friend that grows a lot of Cypripediums feels it's best to split them up occasionally. I forget the reasoning, but seem to recall it's an insurance policy in case something happens to the large plant you won't lose it all.
     
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    Their has been some discussion about this on both the Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum and Slippertalk. As I understand it, prior to people using potting mixtures with a high perlite content, division about the 15 growth size was recommended to avoids rot issues. Those that have changed over are now suggesting it is safe to leave clumps go on to twice this size or bigger as long as the pot will take it. I should add that I am at the stage where I am just pleased to see growth the next year so have some way to go before this is an issue for me. Monocotman's posts on this subject I have found interesting both for his ideas on potting mixes and feeding. I would be interested to hear your friends thoughts on both subjects if he was so inclined. Well done on blooming Sabine which looks great.
     
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    nice one... does it warm tolerant?
     
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    I don't know other than that it has to be vernalized, here that's outside with freezing temps for months. It does survive our 95F degree summers.
     
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    interesting... it could stand my climate them....