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Phragmipedium fischeri

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I got this from Troy Meyers in May 2017. It is from 'MC6945's spontaneous seeds (by Rick Lockwood). Another plant from this flask flowered earlier this summer, so it took about 2 years after deflask. It wasn't doing too well in the flask according to Troy. Seeds were sown in Oct 2014, and reflasked 3 times. Troy considered the flask to be problematic even after 3 years, but I told him that it is ok. After deflasking, I lost quite a lot. Many of them wasn't growing much in the beginning, but a few of them eventually started to grow (quite rapidly). You can see quite a variation in the size within this compot. I'm actually surprised that two plants already flowered even though they are fairly small.
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    mrhappyrotter New Member

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    Cute! They are tiny plants and bloom while so small.
     
  3. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    That is so adorable! Nice growing Naoki.

    I have a fischeri that is well over double the size of yours and no blooms to show for it... Clearly, it needs a stern talking to.
     
  4. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Darlene, I also have another one which I bought as a plant (not flask) around the same time, and the bigger one hasn't flowered yet.