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Schoenorchis seidenfadenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pontupo, May 31, 2014.

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  1. pontupo

    pontupo Member

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    It seemed like a post of the first orchid I've successfully bloomed would be a good place to start on the forum. I have a collection of 15 or so now plus 30 Coelogyne seedlings and a few others are close to flower, but this is the first one to get there and I have to say, it feels pretty good!

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    Carkin Active Member

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    That is just adorable!!! Congrats and welcome :)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for a great first post. You should be proud.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Pontupo, welcome to the Forum. Congratulations on the blooming. I have had one of these for a short time and mine is getting ready to bloom, too. What part of the country are you living in and what is your grow space?
     
  5. pontupo

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    I'm in San Francisco, which makes for a generally easy climate to grapple with. My only space is my apartment, so I make due as best I can. I use my fireplace as the core of my grow space which is nice because the open flue combined with a fan creates excellent air flow and I have a humidifier running 24/7 keeping the humidity generally above 60. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows on the eastern exposure and I'm at a height where this gives me quite a bit of morning light.

    So far I haven't killed any orchids (yay!) and have been taking on more challenging species (I have a Dendrobium cuthbertsonii that has held the bloom it came with for a couple months now and has new growth) but my biggest issue is likely to be my light which even with the windows is much less than is possible in a greenhouse. I'm anticipating trouble blooming many species because of this. :(

    I'm also planning a small lath house for my deck which I hope to build over the next month or so. This should allow me to move some of my Dendrobiums and Mazdevallias outside. I worry about putting them out there without at least some protection from the midday sun and the wind. The deck is exposed until 1 pm and can be very windy.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the blooming!
     
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    Welcome! And good growing!
     
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    I can't tell how to update the subject of a thread. Perhaps not something I can do?

    In a thread in the orchid identification section it was determined that this plant is in fact S. seidenfadenii and not S. fragrans.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I'll change it for you.
     
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    Thanks!