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It's Noid Season!!!

This is a discussion on It's Noid Season!!! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Those are great! I love seeing the developing spikes! Cheers! BD...

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    Those are great! I love seeing the developing spikes!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    hey neat pics!!! actually just seeing the sheaths, spikes, bulges... is pretty exciting and cool... now it's just another couple of weeks till flowers.. woo hooo!!!
    A couple of weeks? Gee, mine always seem to take MUCH longer than that to bloom out!

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    great growing and a great save !Whatever your doing your doing great!
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    cant wait to see the blooms

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    Nice job, Mark - congrats!

    It's funny so many are blooming now. Feb-April is always my orchid rush hour. But it totally depends on what plants you have, and how happy they are. I've got several December bloomers deciding to give me a show in Oct. Can't these guys read a calendar???

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    What I like is how they are blooming at different speeds. The dend. noid and the cymb. mini-green are breaking the sound barrier with their spikes. They probably will be in bloom in a couple of weeks. The others are either on a 6k pace or holding it in for a marathon. Murry was right about the pendulous (sp?) performance of the mini-greens horizontal growing spikes. They have more buds on them by far than last year.

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    Mark,

    Note how long the various blooms last. I have a horticulturist friend who commented that the faster the spikes and buds develop, typically the shorter the bloom time. That's been my experience thus far, but it would be interesting to measure it more.

    It makes sense - if you sprint, you can't do so for long. You've got to stop and rest. But if you're out for a walk, you can go great distances because you don't overtax yourself.

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    Julie, if that's really true then I will expect eternity from the phal and paph that I have been waiting on (for what seems like eternity )!

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    Julie, the only way I could see myself keeping records like that is if I put post-it notes on the pots. EEWWW!!! Tacky!!! I have less patience and discipline than a gerbil. But that's another thread entirely.

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    You're right, Sarah - some Paphs and Phals will bloom for over two months.

    My Eria bractescens put out it's spikes from start to finish in 3 days - you could almost watch them grow! But the flowers only lasted for 2-3 days. I'm not saying the growth and bloom times will necessarily be the same, but they seem to be relatively similar.

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    Oh caloo calay!! Add Coch. Amazing to the list of fall spikers!! I just saw it hiding under a leaf next to a new shoot.

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