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Aerides houlletiana

This is a discussion on Aerides houlletiana within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Sweet smelling flowers for me in the morning and evening. I wish they lasted longer. ...

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    Default Aerides houlletiana

    Sweet smelling flowers for me in the morning and evening. I wish they lasted longer. I have a comment and would like to know if I need to be concerned. I've had this orchid for about four years and it has bloomed for me each year. Last year when I put it in a new basket I broke off a fresh new root. This year it did put out four new nice sized roots; however, it is not producing any new leaves and it took a really long time for the spike to grow, and develop. I do not remember the process taking as long previously. Any thoughts?

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    Sheryl,
    That is one sweet Aerides houlletiana!

    Loosing a root or two while repotting is not a big problem, breaking a lot of them would be a problem. I don't have this species but I do have the Aerides multiflora and to tell you the truth I don't every see a lot of growth of leaves, it has produced 2 kikis that I have left in the basket and one of them has even started to bloom. Mine also take awhile from the time I first see a spike until it blooms, so you are ok with what you are doing.

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    A beauty! Great growing!

    Sometimes I think they 'pout'. I have a Phal cornu-cervi that blooms now but when I first got it, went into a pout because I accidentally cut off a leaf when I was unpacking it. It did absolutely nothing (didn't decline either) for a good 14 months. Then it started growing and then blooming.

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    Purdy! keep showing us more pix.

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    That is nice Sheryl!

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    Very nice Sheryl. I have this species. I don't see they growing too many leaves in a year. It grew may be 2 pairs in last 18 months. It bloomed once for me but has been quiet after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    Sheryl,
    That is one sweet Aerides houlletiana!

    Loosing a root or two while repotting is not a big problem, breaking a lot of them would be a problem. I don't have this species but I do have the Aerides multiflora and to tell you the truth I don't every see a lot of growth of leaves, it has produced 2 kikis that I have left in the basket and one of them has even started to bloom. Mine also take awhile from the time I first see a spike until it blooms, so you are ok with what you are doing.
    Thank,you Jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    A beauty! Great growing!

    Sometimes I think they 'pout'. I have a Phal cornu-cervi that blooms now but when I first got it, went into a pout because I accidentally cut off a leaf when I was unpacking it. It did absolutely nothing (didn't decline either) for a good 14 months. Then it started growing and then blooming.
    That's a good way to look at it. Thanks Harvey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauaiguy View Post
    Purdy! keep showing us more pix.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    That is nice Sheryl!
    Thank you Chris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Very nice Sheryl. I have this species. I don't see they growing too many leaves in a year. It grew may be 2 pairs in last 18 months. It bloomed once for me but has been quiet after that.
    Thank you. Hopefully it will again for you soon, Sriram.

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    Beautiful. One of the prettiest Aerides and some of them do prefer to put out keikis rather than leaves.... I am not complaining as I have now 3 extra plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Beautiful. One of the prettiest Aerides and some of them do prefer to put out keikis rather than leaves.... I am not complaining as I have now 3 extra plants.
    Thank you and yes I did get one keiki last year so I am grateful!

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    I love this bloom. It is on my wish list.

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