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Schoenorchis fragrans

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Oct 29, 2014.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Grown warm to intermediate. The photos were taken 2 month ago. Now I can see that "overdid" with misting plant prior that photo session, but it is too late and photos are "non-correctable".

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    Well done
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great growing! Looks like it is growing on a "tube" of potting mix?
     
  4. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, yes plant grows on the "cage" made of plastic leaf guard. Recently I have first time changed its potting media. On average roots were three times bigger than when it was mounted on cork and they all have nice green, growing tips.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, good to know.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice blooming! Sounds like a growing technique worth trying. Thanks.
     
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    That's a nice sized plant, how old is she?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry, it is a rainy Halloween night to go to GH and check a particular date! I have it for approximately 4 - 5 years. Poore thing survived countless experiments prior I have developed current (perhaps not a final) substitution to mounting.
     
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    I rather like the reflections on the wet flowers actually Alexwy. It looks like some in situ picture taken after a strong rain.
     
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    this is a lot of flowers
     
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    Interesting substitute to mounting. Obviously you're getting good results! I may have to give this a go :)
     
  12. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    it is much easier than one could think. All supplies from $ Store (leaf guard mesh and plastic coated wire.

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    Single, continuous pice of wire was used to "stitch" a mesh cylinder, create a hook at its top and create a wire triangular in the bottom to support round bottom pice of mesh. approximate size of cylinder is 1.5" x 4"

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    Plant is mounted on the front side of cylinder. That allows to change media without actual repotting and with minimum disturbance of the roots. To mount bigger or mat-forming plants I am using different model of cage (to prepare which glue gun and some other materials are required).
     
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    cool, off to the $ store for supplies. bob
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Love this mounting technique...I wonder which species would enjoy it
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, you can use it for any plant, which you would like to mount. I am using this technique from Angraecoids to Dendrobiums with lots of in between. Here is a photo of just a random mounting grid.

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing - that's awesome. How long have you had plants growing this way? which angraecoids specifically have you found to work? I'm going to try this
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I do not have to many angraecoids. Now all of them, who have an appropriate size, are mounted using this technique (approximately 10 plants). Here are some examples:

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    Aerangis citrata (low left) was the first "experimental" plant and has spent approximately 2 years on the cylindrical version of the mount before was remounted on this version 5 months ago. Now it has 3 spikes. Aerangis biloba is approximately 1 year on the mount. Angraecum didieri (low right) was mounted this spring, having just few badly looking roots.

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    Here is a back view of Angraecum didieri mount. Prior it has been very shy for me, and looks like I underestimated size of the mount. Will wait until spring, then perhaps extend mount.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Fascinating - I will need to try this! Thank you for the wonderful photos - they are great.
     
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    Great looking roots! What have you used as "walls" on the U-shaped pieces?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Cobra -roof ridge vent (attic exhaust vent) from Home Depot. Have seen it in other building material stores as well. Resembles Epiweb, but thickness is only 1/2".
     
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