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Hymenorchis javanica

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    This species is a mini-jewel. It is originally from Ooi Leng Sun, but the person whom I bought it from accidentally shipped it via USPS First Class, so it travelled to Alaska by a boat. Fresh import + 16 days of domestic travel stressed out the plant, and it took 3.5 years to bloom (a photo of the original condition is in the blog). I wasn't too sure if it would recover, so I'm very happy to see the flowers!

    Link to my Orchid Borealis blog post about this plant.

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  2. sam1147

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    Very nice
     
  3. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    A beauty
     
  4. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Stunning photography and beautiful orchid! I Need to get this one for the collection.
     
  5. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Beautiful Naoki!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Really cute Naoki...looks like the precipitation we've been getting!
     
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    Looks like it's recovered very nicely!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's kind of snow like! Actually, it is crazy warm in Alaska, and we aren't getting too much snow this year, though.
     
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    Very well done, Naoki,
    Love those white, fragile looking flowers!
     
  10. yuhin

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    Wow, it is beautiful!

    Could you give more infos about how to recover from stressed conditions? Mine started to turn yellowish after delivery....

    I am afraid it could not make it....
     
  11. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Yuhin, it was a good luck to get it recovered. But here are a couple things I try to acclimate freshly imported plants. For plants which are dehydrated, I consider that hydration is the primary goal. To help in this front, I do not use any additives for the first week. Adding something can increase TDS. Plants passively absorb water, so lowest possible TDS is the easiest water to absorb (via roots and leaves). Then high relative humidity, and lower than optimal light. Lower light reduce the need to open the stomata, and reduce the evaporation. High relative humidity reduce the evaporation when the stomata are open. For mounted plants, I also frequently lay them flat instead of hanging them.

    After 1-2 weeks, I apply auxins to promote root production. I use MaxiCrop at 1TBS/gallon, but there are also KelpMax/Kelpak or K-L-N. I don't use it immediately because MaxiCrop raise the TDS/EC quite a lot, and I don't want to interfere with hydration process. Some Trichoderma species (e.g. Rootshield) can promote root production for some plants. Aspirin water can prepare plants against drought stress in some plants. I tried it, but it is difficult to see effects of aspirin water.

    I know some people use sugar water, but I've not tried it. Plants do have mechanisms to take up monosaccharides like glucose (white sugar).

    Generally, once they start to grow, I keep them a bit drier and less fertilizer for the first couple months (to promote roots).

    I hope that yours will recover!
     
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  12. yuhin

    yuhin New Member

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    Thank you so much. It is very kind of you.

    I kept it in a shady area with relatively high humidity(60-80%). Maybe I should check the TDS and lay it down.

    Thanks again. I wish it can recover....