Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
Like Tree5Likes

Angraecum sesquipedale - double bloom?

This is a discussion on Angraecum sesquipedale - double bloom? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by pavel Never grown one myself but as Eric mentioned -- you got ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Never grown one myself but as Eric mentioned -- you got a while to wait. You've seen how large the flowers are, yes? And considering most orchids seem to take their sweet time fattening a bud up, you can bet this little bud is going to be quite a while growing.


    I can understand that and not like it at the same time, right?

  2. #12
    eorchids's Avatar
    eorchids is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Eric
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Orléans, France
    Posts
    1,886
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    do you ever use a bloom-booster formula
    I stopped using it this year. Only the european MSU equivalent.

  3. #13
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    12,766
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Nice bud from what I can see I had this plants but none progress to spike.

  4. #14
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    I stopped using it this year. Only the european MSU equivalent.
    Sorry to be a pain, but can I ask why?

  5. #15
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I saw your plant and renewed my search for my Sesquipedale. I'd bought one a couple years ago that was a seedling, and a very small one at that. It didn't live long, but i'm hoping with my improved growing skills and greenhouse this one will make it. Thanks for the inspiration...just so happens I finally found an adult plant in bud. We both will get to enjoy Christmas with our "Darwin's Orchid". Does yours have the spur yet? And I have heard the MSU fertilizer can cause problems in Cattleya. It was in a recent post on here. Someone had a cattleya without a lip and another member stated they had that problem until they stopped using this fertilizer. I've never used it...this is just what i'd heard.

  6. #16
    eorchids's Avatar
    eorchids is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Eric
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Orléans, France
    Posts
    1,886
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Sorry to be a pain, but can I ask why?
    Sure you can.
    I never really believed in the need for bloom-booster fertilizer. My bottles were empty and as many friends, I turned to this new fertilizer available in Europe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    And I have heard the MSU fertilizer can cause problems in Cattleya. It was in a recent post on here. Someone had a cattleya without a lip and another member stated they had that problem until they stopped using this fertilizer. I've never used it...this is just what i'd heard.
    I did'nt heard about that with MSU fertilizer. My friend Denis who has more than 1,000 Cattleya (almost exclusively species), uses the MSU type fertilizer since 2 years without any problem.
    By cons, such problems with flowers are described when using Superthrive or some pesticides such as thiamethoxam... I read it several times and I think it's true from my own experience.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Angraecum sesquipedale
    By Lars.Kurth in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: April 25th, 2010, 07:42 PM
  2. Angraecum sesquipedale
    By smwboxer in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 5th, 2010, 10:51 AM
  3. Angraecum sesquipedale
    By Ania in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: January 8th, 2007, 11:48 PM
  4. Angraecum sesquipedale
    By alberto in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 16th, 2006, 04:24 PM
  5. Angraecum sesquipedale - is this odd?
    By TundraKev in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: March 13th, 2005, 10:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.