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Phragmipedium kovachii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by wpinnix, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    This is a first bloom seed grown plant from Peruflora. It's grown 2 new growths since I purchased it. The first flower maxed out at 6.75 inches (about 180 mm), the second one was a little bit smaller.

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  2. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!! Great work!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Nice root, and it looks like a nice compact plant. Do you remember what kind of potting media you are using? Do you make it a bit alkaline?
     
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    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Well done! :) May I ask you what growing media do you use? :) Any other cultural advises are more than welcomed.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I use a mix of equal parts large Orchiata, large perlite, and a silica based inorganic potting medium. I also mix in some crushed oyster shell. I top water with rain water and keep pots in a tray of water about 1" deep, top watering once the tray dries out.
     
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    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you very much.
    :) I have just received one kovachi today and I intend to repot it.
    Therefore your advises came just in time :clap:
     
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    What to go, Bill!