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My shopping list and need some serious input

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    Default My shopping list and need some serious input

    So folks! Now I have placed this order and read all about their culture and all,my half cell brain prefers members experience on how "not to kill" these orchids.

    Bulbophyllum medusae

    Brassavola digbyana

    Cattleya walkeriana var. coerulea

    Dendrobium amboinensis

    Dendrobium cucumerinum

    Dendrobium hymenanthum

    Dendrobium munificum (m.s)

    Dendrobium tetragonum

    Haraella retrocalla

    Habenaria medusa

    Any help will be most appreciated.

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    I have grown a few of these. What area are you in and where do you grow your orchids? (Outdoors, greeenhouse, window, ect???)

    Why Dendrobium amboinensis? It is a beautiful species but the flower is only open for a few hours

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    What a nice collection!

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    Well, the Dendrobium tetragonum is one I grow. And I managed to bloom it a couple times so far. Mine is in a tiny pot, I have seen others mounted on tree fern placques. Mine wasn't doing too great so I sat the tiny pot into a larger pot that contains a couple epidendrum sections. Both get sat on shelves close to the Vanda section so they get watered a little more often, lots of sun and high humidity. Hope that helps...

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    Ron, they will grown in a greenhouse. I just pick my orchids according to the looks and colours of their flowers, perhaps it is the wrong way to pursue this addiction...

    Thank you, panam. Can't wait until this week end to bring them home.

    Thank you, Cjcornen, I will definitely place it into tiny pot. I did read about needing more watering than other Dendrobium but not a mention of confined space.

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    Brassavola digbyana (Rhyncholaelia digbyana) needs high light and to dry between waterings with reduced waterin in the winter

    Dendrobium tetragonum I grow mine mounted, medium light, water often when in growth drier in the winter.

    Dendrobium cucumerinum cute gherkin-like leaves, mine is mounted on cork in high light

    Cattleya walkeriana mounted in medium high light

    Bulbophyllum medusae better grown in a slat basket or treefern basket. likes it moist and Phal light

    Nothing the matter with growing what appeals to you.

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    Ron,you are awesome...millions of thank you's. Never tried mounting but was reading "how to mount orchids" by Julie, I will follow her directions this week end and see if I can do it properly.

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    There are plenty of B. digbyana on the market that will never flower.Don't ask me why but it's a well known fact in Europe. So if buying one of these try and get one that is a proven bloomer.

    Ed

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    Hello Ikwill,

    Welcome to the forum. You are going to have a wonderful collection. Do you have others in your collection? How long have you been growing orchids?

    Again, welcome.

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    Ed,

    ---- Vendor discussion removed - see FAQs on Posting ---- I have several Vandas that were blooming beautifully but not this year,all at once they made a pact to produce lots of keikis. Hope spring eternal,I am patient enough to wait a year or two than there are couple of compo bins out in the yard.

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