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Yippee my paph landmark is spiking!

This is a discussion on Yippee my paph landmark is spiking! within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Seven days isn't long. Anything that needs watering during that time can be grouped in ...

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    Seven days isn't long. Anything that needs watering during that time can be grouped in the shower. (I wouldn't do this with paphs though.) Then just have your waterer run the shower for 5-10 minutes, repositioning the shower head every couple of minutes.

    That's worked well for me.

    Julie

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    I wish I could do the shower thing but we have a water softener. I use a brita pitcher to filter the water and use that to water.

    I have all of my orchids on a really good metal shelf that allows everything to drain and it has wheels so I move it outside to water it and then move it back in when temps are too low or too high.

    I already asked one friend to look after them and it scared the bejesus out of her lol. She pretty much said hell no I'll kill them. I think she knows how fond of my orchids I am and she has to listen to me incessantly talking about them so she is paranoid.

    I think I'll move them out and have my neighbor water them once during the week. Hoss needs to be watered every two to three days right now so that is the one I'm most worried about.

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    Default Update on Hoss

    Here are a couple pics I took yesterday. The bloom is opening way sooner than I hoped. I have to trust it to someone else to water for next week.




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    Wow...a big 'un! Hoss. ...Big Hoss...Nice Hoss. Here, Hoss!

    Keep pics coming as Hoss struts his stuff!

    Julie

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    Excelent! You might want to move that one petal so it is not resting on the other bud. Some long petaled paphs and phrags stop growing the petal once it touches something..

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    MORe! MoRE! MORE!!!

    Excellent pic, shows the sanderianum influence on the markings of the petals!

    Did I say more pics.. PLEASE

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    It's soooo nice to talk with people that can appreciate a sanderianum cross. Everyone IRL looks at me like I'm crazy and why would you want a flower that takes so long to bloom? LOL.

    I've now moved the bottom bloom to the right of the top one. It has slowed down a bit.

    I measured the petal size this morning and it is......... 5 inches!!!!! wooohooooo. Longest leaf is measuring at 13 inches.

    One of the twisted petals has not completely come out of the pouch but it is not all the way open yet. I've worried about that a bit as I've not had a paph do that but then I've not bloomed one with the long petals. Is it typical for one to be in the pouch? I'm slowly pulling it out but it won't fully emerge until the entire flower is in bloom.

    I'm loving Hoss right now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maegg
    One of the twisted petals has not completely come out of the pouch but it is not all the way open yet. I've worried about that a bit as I've not had a paph do that but then I've not bloomed one with the long petals. Is it typical for one to be in the pouch? I'm slowly pulling it out but it won't fully emerge until the entire flower is in bloom.

    I'm loving Hoss right now!!!
    Really - strange. I've never had any of mine get caught up in the pouch like that... I would continue to tease it out as the blossom opens. But then, I am not noted for my patience

    As for loving sanderianum crosses - YES! I'd like to get a decent size sanderianum plant. Can't seem to find one for a reasonable price. And I can't deal with waiting 5 - 6 years for a seedling to mature....

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    I've just bought a sand seedling (16-18 cm) that should bloom within 3-4 years and I can't wait, I can't wait!!

    Julie

    PS - Hey Louis...er, a Yoda...how's your Sand doing?? It was getting pretty big a year or so ago. Has it bloomed yet?

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    Maegg, I hear you about ppl looking at me weird like for talking too much orchids... but then again, maybe they just look at me weird coz I am strange... hmm, whateva...

    as for the sanders... gosh, I get all excited about the long petals on the philippinense... imagine a sanderianum though... I'd positively wet myself prolly.. (saliva, I meant )

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