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Finally phrag kovachii hybrid!!!

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    Default Finally phrag kovachii hybrid!!!

    I finally became a member of our local orchid society after years of wanting to join. And how can I be so lucky that the month I joined a member of the society is moving to cananda(wish that could be me),and selling all his plants and with my bad luck the last few days he is selling phrag Frits Schomburg, and a pure kovachii but it goes for R1700 way out of my budget. Besides I was looking for a besseae anyway. The person selling him has an oped day next week at his house in sandton where he will sell all his plants. He also has Jason Fisher and some strange cross. Can't wait till next week.
    Any culture information for Frits Schomburg woulf be appreciated.
    And how big does the plant as well as the flower get.

    Dont know how to post pictures?
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    all the very best. We don't get Phrags here so not sure about the culture. I understand you will have to keep the medium always moist and requires a low TDS water. I would like to hear from other members as well.

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    Hi Carel. I grow a lot of phrags including pure kovachii. Phrags are one of the easiest orchids to grow. They require,as previously stated, a low tds water. My tap with 50% rainwater is around 75ppm. Some growers like to stand their plants in about 1" of water permanently which, and I could be wrong,if left like this without a water change would become stagnant ---just the thing that phrags detest. I water mine with fresh clean water at least 4 times per week which ensures they get a good supply of fresh oxygenated water. I feed very little -- a teaspoon of blood/bone every six months is all that they require. You will find they will multiply very quickly and repot every 1-2 years. Low temp is 13c and high whatever the outside temp dictates. Good luck with your visit and try to buy the largest available.

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    How exciting. I know nothing about Phrags but I do admire them. Maybe one day when my life isn't as busy I will delve into them.
    To post pictures you click the button that is third from the right above where you are typing. There are certain size limits on photos which I typically get around by sending myself an email with the picture attached and sending it small or medium sized. There are certainly other ways to resize but this is easiest for me.

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    WOW, watering phrags four times a week! mine would go into shock!

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    I give a good watering every week in the winter and twise in summer
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