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Blc. Pamela Finney 'Big Bull'

This is a discussion on Blc. Pamela Finney 'Big Bull' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is some huge (7"+) floof. Plant is Lc. Irene Finney x Blc. Pamela Hetherington. ...

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    Default Blc. Pamela Finney 'Big Bull'

    This is some huge (7"+) floof. Plant is Lc. Irene Finney x Blc. Pamela Hetherington. Grown in the South windows of my office. First blooming for me. (I got this plant about a year ago in 4" pot.) Very heavy on the C. mossiae, petals aren't that great...

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    Serious floofage -- that must be great fun to have at the office. I have a few of whatever is in bloom at my office and people always ask if they are real! (Of course -- who'd keep a 7" fake flower!)

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    It's too pretty for words, Clint. Looks like it is fragrant too.
    Cin

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    With all that floof how can you figure out the individual petals? The whole thing just hits you in the face, the effect must be worse in real life. That is a beautiful blossom.

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    WOW! That is floofy! it!

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    Lucky you Clint! I'd love something that nice at work!

    I was wondering, on the topic of growing orchids in the office. How do you look after them? Or are you talking about an office at home where you are more in control of the conditions. Although Saide mentioned other people asking about them, so I assume not.

    The reason I ask, is that the air in my office is incredibly dry, frequently getting down to around 20%-30% humidity. I had considered trying to grow a phal on my desk, but am put off by the humidity factor. I wasn't sure that it would really happen for my plant. I can't really bring plants in and take them home again once they have flowered, as my journey to work involves the commute from hell on overcrowded trains and tube and I think that they would just get squashed (I generally am!)

    I had also considered the idea of a humidity tray under the plant pot, but thought that it would not be sufficient in those conditions. Any suggestions, or is it truly unworkable?

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    Default Hi Kerry!

    Kerry,

    I also have a great humidity source in my office. It's a bowl type electro-sonic fogger. The light source is already taken care of. You can grow orchids anywhere if you think "micro-climate creation".

    I had my hygrometer up here for the longest time sitting beside of my office plants. It ranged from 45-75% depending on the day and the oncs, the paph and this one catt that I grow at the office have all done well. Granted, I live in a fairly humid area of the country and my offices are in the oldest hospital in Tarrant County (1850s). My office used to be an old operating room.


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    That's a great idea, although I work in a very large open plan office so I am not sure if it would have as much effect. It is also very unlikely that I would be allowed to bring in and use anything even remotely like your fogger. I can always hope though!

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    A nice floof. Very classic. And very nice for a first blooming.

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    Default Hey Diane!

    Diane,

    That peloric catt you gave me is making roots like gangbusters (time to repot this weekend)...can't wait to see the blooms!

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