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Psychopsis flowers

This is a discussion on Psychopsis flowers within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; this may inspire your orchid to bloom longer IOSPE PHOTOS...

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    this may inspire your orchid to bloom longer
    IOSPE PHOTOS

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    You need to get a couple more psychopsis... then one will always be open. I have about 10 or 12 and usually have 4 or 5 flowers minimum open at a time. Once the flower drops it is a few weeks before the next one is mature enough to bloom. It's really great when you have one of your multi-spike plant with all spikes in bloom at once. I have one that has 5 spikes that had all in bloom at the same time for about 5 days...

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    Kerry, I fear they might relish the challenge!

    And thanks michael

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    You need to get a couple more psychopsis...
    He he Now, that I would consider, I need minimal encouragement when it comes to Psychopsis. I love the sound of that 5 spiked one, must have been quite a show. My Prosthechea cochleata developed 4 more spikes since I got it but it's not quite the same.

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    *sigh* Thanks Diane. This little comment didn't help me! I have recently noticed not only that i have some SPACE for orchids, I was having a small pity party that I have nothing in bloom right now. Lots of new growth and happy orchids, but no flowers.

    Guess I'm going Psychopsis shopping! LOL

    I'll send you the bill for my new finds!



    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    You need to get a couple more psychopsis... then one will always be open. I have about 10 or 12 and usually have 4 or 5 flowers minimum open at a time. Once the flower drops it is a few weeks before the next one is mature enough to bloom. It's really great when you have one of your multi-spike plant with all spikes in bloom at once. I have one that has 5 spikes that had all in bloom at the same time for about 5 days...

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    Don't forget to buy more than one as per Diane's advice

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    ahh...right. I already seem to have that problem, I NEVER can buy just one.

    I'm not sure I will come home with 10, but could see three or four, or...LOL

    You people are a bad influence, but in a very good way!


    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Don't forget to buy more than one as per Diane's advice

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    I have two, one species and one hybrid. The species, versteegianum, has a much longer spike (40") and a much smaller flower. The hybrid, Mariposa, has a shorter spike (29") - it actually has 2 spikes, and flowers that are nearly twice as large. Between the two, there might be a week, two at most, when I don't have anywhere from 1-3 blooms. The two blooms are quite different, but both totally Psychopsis like.

    Those darned spikes take months to years to grow, depending on how often you snap the spike or knock off the bud (amazingly easy on such a long spike), but once they get going just keep them well watered and fertilized and they chug along happily. Keep an eye out for scale on the spike. It will kill it quickly!

    McJulie

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    Now two seems like such a reasonable number!!! Thanks for the info Julie. I'm glad i won't be going out to buy ten of these and then have to wait years for the spikes to grow-I'd forgotten that.

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    Be sure to get mature plants, Jenny!

    And thanks for your recent online support! I'm traveling for the next two days, so this was a quick hit-and-run posting spree!

    McPhantom

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    McPhantom-thanks to a hot tip, I'm on it! (the mature plants that is....)

    Great to have you back, even though your posting spree was brief. Glad to spend a few minutes typing true compliments! Will be ordering a load of your books soon-we'll have to chat about those signing labels you do! Safe and successful travels!

    Back to shopping...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Be sure to get mature plants, Jenny!

    And thanks for your recent online support! I'm traveling for the next two days, so this was a quick hit-and-run posting spree!

    McPhantom

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