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What orchid will suite my needs?

This is a discussion on What orchid will suite my needs? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; The proper term for roaches is BLEICK!!! hehe...

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    The proper term for roaches is BLEICK!!! hehe

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    Having lived in Manhattan where one must rage territorial battle for ownership of any living space, I reserve the right to revile the vermin in the language of my choosing...

    That being said, "BLEICK!!!" does work. In a college arthro course, we had these giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches to play with. They were nearly 6" long. I remember it was very cool to let one walk up my arm and creep the other students out.

    That was five years before I moved to Manhattan and had alll the in-laws take up residence in my apartment! Ewwww... (a well-earned ewwww....)

    I'm not a lover. But your collection looks, mighty ...fine?


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    kinda kool in an icky sorta way... had a hard time getting past that pic of bugs on the face though...

    as for the orchid... well dend kingi will prolly end up growing 'soft' in a dark environment, these plants need a real huge amount of light... in fact direct sun for a fair amount of the day is no big deal...

    i was thinking, if it is low light, high humidity.. then why not a phal? might even do allright and flower or something

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    Yeah, I was thinking also of (1) Ludesia, and (2) a miniature phal. For a mini phal, there are only a handful of small hybrids, like Mini Mark, so you might want to go for a species. Stay away from those with higher light requirements, like P. mannii and Doritis pulcherrima. And of course the larger species.

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    The roaches are actually feeder insects for my bearded dragons or I wouldn't have them. The picture of the bugs on the face is my daughter, silly girl.

    There is a orchid show later this month and I might go check out the mini plants. Until then I will try to get a Jewel Orchid start. I'll keep the Den. king in the window, I hope it will bloom sometime for me.

    Thanks for all the advice

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