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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Russell 7, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Russell 7

    Russell 7 New Member

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    I am Russell for Sri Lanka, I mainly collect orchids cacti and succulent species. I collect mainly species, not a fan of hybrids. I have been collecting orchids for some time now , I recently decided to restart this hobby again. I do have some hybrids and crosses in my collection these are the ones that I brought unknowingly because most(maybe all) of the orchids come without a proper label, its up to the buyer to identify the orchid and trust the id that the seller says. I have killed a lot of orchids in the past because I mostly relied on YouTube and did stupid things with my plants. I find orchid species easier to grow than their hybrids. I am currently rebuilding my collection of orchids with only species

    Here is a list of the orchid species that I currently have.
    1 Vanda tessellata( I have 3 different variations(types) not hybrids.
    2 Dendrobium anosmum( the canes are very thin on this , not like the ones I have seen on the internet.)
    3 Coelogyne rochussenii
    4 Coelogyne mayeriana
    5 Dendrobium lindleyi
    6 Dendrobium farmeri( I think )
    7 Encyclia cordigera
    8 Oncidium sphacelatum
    9 Rhynchostylis gigantea
    10 Arachnis
    11 dendrobium crumenatum
    12 Brassavola nodosa
    13 Grammatophyllum species
    Here are some photos
    DSCN0013_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0011_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0077_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0076_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0080_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0079_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0081_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0090_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0093_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0092_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0094_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0095_copy_2304x1728.jpg DSCN0097_copy_2304x1728.jpg
     
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  2. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum...
    You have great collection. Looking forward to see more pictures.
     
  3. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Your plants look happy!
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the introduction. You are off to a good start. And you aren't the only one who has killed a lot of orchids. I've been growing for 40 years and continue to kill plants. I blame that on the fact that I have way too many of them.
     
  5. Russell 7

    Russell 7 New Member

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    Thank you, looking forward to learn new things here.