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Angraecum sesquipedale - double bloom?

This is a discussion on Angraecum sesquipedale - double bloom? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is a shot of Bigfoot's sesquipedale - one of two spikes. I was wondering ...

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    Default Angraecum sesquipedale - double bloom?

    This is a shot of Bigfoot's sesquipedale - one of two spikes. I was wondering whether the swelling mid-way on the spike is going to be another bloom. Does anyone know? Also, about how long will it be before this bloom really gets going?

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    Sorry,no expert at this (I'm only expert at killing it) LOL!
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    Yes, I think this could be a 2nd bud. The terminal bud opens first and it grows faster.
    How long ? More than one month, maybe 2. Mine is almost like yours and I think it will bloom in late January / early february, but the weather is better for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    Yes, I think this could be a 2nd bud. The terminal bud opens first and it grows faster.
    How long ? More than one month, maybe 2. Mine is almost like yours and I think it will bloom in late January / early february, but the weather is better for you.
    Oh boy - I have to keep it alive that long? Yipes. I don't have a greenhouse - just a southern exposure sliding glass door, a humidifier, a fan, and my trusty little spray bottle. It's in a 4" pot that it's bursting out of (No - I'm not touching it, or the roots!) and doesn't retain moisture too long. Any tips on watering, fertilizing, misting, etc.?

    BTW - It has 2 spikes like this - 4 blooms???? I'll be in heaven!
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    I think it's all the "nurture" energy going on in your house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    I think it's all the "nurture" energy going on in your house!
    What a sweet thought, Patty, thank you!

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    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.



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    This is the one you just bought him as a gift? Looks like you picked a very nice one!

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    Maura, as an example, from the buds (photo) to the full bloom in 2010 : more than 15 days. It's a long time, very long time ... As Pavel said, it's a huge flower.



    You seems to do well, don't change anything.
    Now, I water mine once a week and sometimes spray the aerial roots. But the plant is in the GH with high humidity level and good ventilation. I use a MSU type fertilizer 3 waterings on 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    Maura, as an example, from the buds (photo) to the full bloom in 2010 : more than 15 days. It's a long time, very long time ... As Pavel said, it's a huge flower.



    You seems to do well, don't change anything.
    Now, I water mine once a week and sometimes spray the aerial roots. But the plant is in the GH with high humidity level and good ventilation. I use a MSU type fertilizer 3 waterings on 4.
    Thanks for the perspective, Eric - as you can see, mine hasn't even developed a nectary yet, so we have to settle in and wait. I probably don't have the level of humidity you have, but I keep a humidifier and a small fan going, group my plants together as much as possible, and try to spray every other morning. I have used the fertilizer you describe - do you ever use a bloom-booster formula? If so, when?

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