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C. Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
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    growing it on a coffee table converted as plant shelf. about 12" under 2 40 W shop light T12 tubes supplemented by a 24 W CFL in a clamp lamp with reflector.
    I have a Laelia anceps seedling next to it that grew a lot in a few months. one or 2 of the new leaves have some purple in it and are light green so should be enough? What is the purple in the Laelia leaf?

    This setup made my Phal equestris and Spathoglottis plicata spike. I also I have 2 Southern exposure windows that are getting crowded
    Can you post a pic of the Laelia leaf? Sometimes it indicated too much light, and sometimes it's a quirk of the plant itself. It really depends on where the coloration is. Best to post a pic.

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    here are some photos - you can see the leaves - looks like they are growing horizontally..
    I tranferred it to SH a month ago or a lil longer and just started growing new green roots. old roots shriveled but seems fine. kept a small division in bark just as a backup.

    I include a photo of the 2 C Chocolate Drop. one has some black spots on a leaf it came with... wonder if i should cut it.
    wonder if light is enough ... but i think it is . 2 phals that are not too close on an adjiacent desk started spiking... one is Phal equestris that was almost a seedling and the other is a NOID i bought in bloom probably in July and now is spiking again...
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    PS the leaf does not look as yellow. I did not fix the white balance that is a bit off. it is more of a yellowish green than light yellow as in the photo. The T12 tubes are prob 5000K and the CFL is prob 2700 or 3000 K so gives a more yellow appearance.

    Also I have this Den Hamana Smile [kingianum hybrid] that looked like it was growing a few keikis but this one looks more like blooms!
    what do you think?
    I kept it outside until today - southern window in Bkln NY... so some sunburn spots... anyway curious seems ok - since I am novice i think i underwatered it during the summer.

    I use and like clay pots or SH so I think i need to water more than I initially thought.
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    Semi-Hydroponic Culture - link 7
    Here is a link to an article on S&H. I don't use S & H so I'm no help with that.
    The yellow leaf in pic #1 looks like you could cut that one(if it's really yellow, hard to tell from the pic. You might want to use a moist paper towel on those red/orange areas to see it it's spider mite and also on the edges and under the leaf.
    Looks like you have the start of a really nice collection.
    The orchid in clay looks pretty healthy.

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    the leaf looks mor eyellow because of unadjusted white balance.
    iy is more green / yellow actually... i was in a hurry had no time to adjust
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    I am posting photos I took today where the color looks more correct...
    when I transferred to S/H there was some sort of setback, but now started growing new green roots and new leaves.
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    Stefano, the plants are taking over your apartment!
    It looks pretty cool.
    What's in the closed plastic container?

    Leaves contain a pigment called anthocyanin that gives the leaves a purple tinge when exposed to high light.
    Sometimes just the edge of the leaf will be purple,sometimes it will be spots, like freckles, sometimes the whole leaf turns purple.
    Those are NOT sunburns. Just a natural reaction to high light levels.
    Sunburns are usually yellow spots that turn brown or black.
    Laelias have a high threshold for light tolerance, I wouldn't worry about anything.

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    thanks
    but the laelia is under 2 shop lights and 1 23 w CFL.

    so it is not really high light.

    is this still a seedling?
    when could be blooming? it is growing fast

    in the box i have some carnivorous plants - got 2 of those boxes. they need to sit in 1 inch of distilled water.

    There is a small nepenthes i got at a big box store that is not pitchering... so i put the lid to increase humidity.

    All the other carnivorous plants - Pinguiculas and Droseras are thriving... multiplying and some re blooming [Ping moctezumae] basically they got rid of any fungus gnats...
    Ping moctezumae is really efficient.

    Well I use 3 shelves, one coffee table and 2 windowsills for my plants.

    A Vanda is growing many new roots fast but the bud/ spike dried up. not sure why.

    spiking: 2 phals, 1spathoglottis plicata, 1 Dendrobium Hamana Smile [apparently]

    Also got some gingko seeds from a park and they are sprouting

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