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Kagawaras in bloom

This is a discussion on Kagawaras in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by cdayinflorida Yew Sung, I have a couple of Kagawaras, Ernie Tanaka and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Yew Sung, I have a couple of Kagawaras, Ernie Tanaka and Kultana Red. One in a basket, one mounted to driftwood. They are in the same 40% shade till noon, 60% after that. They both are about 12 to 15 inches wide and about 12 inches tall. I have yet to get them to bloom.
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Before I answer your question the red Kgw is Christine Low. Since you are so successful with the strap leaved vandas you should be equally successful with Kagawaaras. The amount of sunlight you have provided seems about right for Kgw. I'm not familiar with the two Kgw you have but the size of your plants would indicate that they are blooming size. My experience with 3 of my Kgw should give you an idea of their behaviour - Christine Low is very free flowering, 5 - 6 times a year; Seri Perak, the pink one, 3 -4 a year; and Sandy Gold (more correctly Diinesh Gold) 2 -3. Even their growth pattern is different- CL is fast growing and robust, twice the rate of SP; and SG is very slow growing and more delicate than the other two. As you can see there is a definite correlation between growth rate and bloom frequency, or it could all be due to just genetics.

    I think there's nothing wrong with your culture. Some people I know give them more light but I maintain mine at full sun to 11am and 50% shade for the rest of the day. Foliar fertiliser spray weakly weekly, watering twice a day and 3 times in the dry season (Dec - Mar). That's it. The same regimen for all my orchids.

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    Thanks Lew Sung. I appreciate the info. I do foliar feed once a week. I would have expected these two to have bloomed as I have Vandas that have bloomed at quite a bit smaller size.
    So the Kultana Red is actually, Christine Low? I will have to go out and change the tag.
    I wish I could find a Seri Perak. I've looked several times with no luck. I will just have to keep up with yours and live vicariously through your photos.

    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Thanks Lew Sung. I appreciate the info. I do foliar feed once a week. I would have expected these two to have bloomed as I have Vandas that have bloomed at quite a bit smaller size.
    So the Kultana Red is actually, Christine Low? I will have to go out and change the tag.
    I wish I could find a Seri Perak. I've looked several times with no luck. I will just have to keep up with yours and live vicariously through your photos.

    Cathy
    Sorry Cathy, I didn't mean your Kultana Gold is Christine Low. I was referring to my thread where I had also stated that Christine Low was Christie Low and later a friend told me that the correct name is Christine Low. Sorry for the confusion caused. BTW the Seri Perak is blooming at the moment.

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    Thanks Yew for this post. Now I know mine is a kagawara. I purchased it in May with 2 spikes at that time. Now, it is producing yet another 2 spikes!! I love it! ~

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    A brilliant display Yew. It is rather amazing to me that flowers like these can remain in perfection until they drop. If people could only do the same ............AL

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    Kgw. Christie Low needs bright sunlight , if not the colour of the blooms will not be that red. As for Kgw. Seri Perak, this is an unregistered hybrid, if I'm not mistaken, it is Ren. Nancy Chandler x Ascda. Yip Sum Wah.

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    Really lovely Sung. But I'm not lucky with kagawaras. Yours are large plants while mine seems to take forever to grow. And have bloomed only twice, I think, in the last decade.

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    All are nice as usual Mr.Yew .for me the vanda is the difficult

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    @Kitty and Angel : This is an old post but both plants are doing well. Kgw Seri Perak is slow growing and is till only about 2 feet high while Kgw Christie Low(btw this the correct name) is robust and very free flowering : it is now more than 5 ft tall. I would like to top-cut it but there are no roots above the 4ft height. Both the kagawaras are in bloom now, Kgw Christie Low with a side branch.

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    Lucky you Sung! Do they get full sun?

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