Wow! How beautiful!
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This is a discussion on Mokara Chark Kuan 'pink' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello! My HUGE Mokara is flowering. The plant is more than 70 cm tall (without ...
My HUGE Mokara is flowering. The plant is more than 70 cm tall (without spike). It needs to be kept hot, moist and in a sunny spot.
Wow! How beautiful!
I love the shape of Mokara flowers...sounds like a nice plant too. Very pretty flowers...huge plant...whats not to like!
I am very impressed with these flowers, especially since I have the same orchid and I am waiting for a spike. The plant is definitely gaining good size so sooner or later this should happen. May I ask how long it took to bloom so wonderfully? AL
A top cutting is what is needed ; easy to speak, but not so easy to actually do, here in Europe - I keep taking my scalpel and sterilising blowtorch into the greenhouse for one or two of my tall monopodials, and bring them out again, unused.
Ah well, I can enjoy them in the greenhouse, and use a tele lens to take pics to show you all.
That's a very beautiful pink Chark Kuan. I really marvel at how you and Geoff can grow Mokara so well in Europe as they are real sun lovers. Here we grow them in full sun - our tropical sun. Congrats on your good culture.
Al - I got it as top cut plant. Summers here in Slovenia are really hot (36 °C) and my greenhouse stands in the middle of the lawn so it gets all the light it needs, no trees around, only 50 % shading on top of the GH.
I noticed that once you get it to flower it keeps putting out new spikes. My Aranda Prapin Spot is in full bloom at the moment and it is also growing a new spike and a lot of new roots.
... and Geoff - I still can take pics without the ladder .... for now!
here we don't have full sun , at least not today ! Steady rain, alternating with gusty showers - and in 30 minutes time we have a first garden party/barbeque - the AGM of the little "housing association" wher I live - there are only 5 houses, 8 people - it's a bring a dish , but pre-planned event; I have made a pavlova some 16 inches diameter topped with the last of my strawberries and raspberries, Joyce has done salads, some-one else brings a case or two of wine, another the steaks... starts at 12 noon - I never remember what time it ends .... I said the first, since tomorrow is my orchid Society Annual Garden party - where I am cooking ( tomorrow morning) tartlets filled with ham and cheese in a savoury custard , and brandy-snap baskets filled with chocolate mousse and decorated with orange segments which are currently soaking in Grand Marnier - and the weather forecast for tomorrow is the same as today.
Oh to be in England, in Summer-time....
Thank you Tamara for your reply. My Mokara gets plenty of bright indirect light, though I can certainly move it for more direct sun. I am a bit cautious due to our intense sun at 5400 feet elevation. Geoff, I hope you know that I am jealous of your rain (we need more precipitation here) and of the wonderful Haute cuisine you and your guests will be partaking in. I made a Lobster Newburg back in 2010, but since then I have become quite a expert at scrambled eggs. AL