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Psygmorchis pusilla

This is a discussion on Psygmorchis pusilla within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I know im only posting about plants i've got, but if i start talking about ...

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    Default Psygmorchis pusilla

    I know im only posting about plants i've got, but if i start talking about the ones i want too much (like jacob's ladder) i have a feeling ill find a way to rationalize spending a paycheck on a plant, haha. so anyway, here goes.

    This is my new Psygmorchis pusilla, really cute miniature. I saw pictures of the odd proportion of flower size to plant size and had to have it.

    I have however heard that for some reason its a relatively shortlived species. anyone else had that problem? if so, do you know of a good method for taking cuttings? the semivandaceous growth habit and diminuitive size (and my big clumsy hands) make me nervous about the idea of taking a scalpel to it some day, and would certainly enjoy new information on it.

    hope you enjoy the pics - note the new spike.
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    Wow, that is tiny! Cute fan shaped growth habit though... thanks for the introduction to this species.

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    Oh Colin, that is COOL! With orchids that size, we could have even more!!
    Nice photos too!

    Cheers!
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    these plants create a clump of the fans,thus division is by the seperating of the fans .

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    Default Same addiction, different manifestation

    Thanks guys. Unfortunately, those are the only 3 photos i was satisfied enough with to share.

    So here's the next step in my addiction. I am a little bit of a photography nut, so not only am i likely going to blow the dust off my AE-1 and 150mm lens and take some real shots - my first endeavor in color. i find b&w generally does pretty much everything better justice, but until i try it (and most likely find myself disappointed with the likeness) im going to assume i will need color to properly capture an orchid's beauty. Here's the long and short - i'm going to have to get a better digital camera. even though i like SLR better, scanners tend to warp the appearance of the picture, and since i love to share and get feedback, as any reasonably mentally unstable orchid addict does, i need something that transfers better to web publication.

    anyone have any ideas on a good digital slr for closeup clarity?

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    dont forget that you can get digital SLR cameras

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    Default Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by orchid-man
    these plants create a clump of the fans,thus division is by the seperating of the fans .
    Murray - your post came through while i was writing mine.

    Valuable advice - thank you very much. Are they generally a rapid growing variety? I've got a beautiful piece of cork and a few twigs that wake me up in the middle of the night and say "Colin... Cooolllllliiiinnnnnn... when are you going to mount something preeeettyyy to me? eh? eh? GIMME A PLANT!" what a wonderful passion!

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    they are not particluarly fast growung ,but then no orchid is fast growing

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    wow!!! What a fantastic little orchid. I love minis! What did you mean by short lived species??
    Would this little guy do well inside a well ventilated terrarium???
    Thanks.

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    Default Tindo

    I tried to actually catch your attention about that on one of your threads - i just brought up my tank and growlights from storage, and am going to set up a vivarium soon, in which i will keep the pusilla.

    i was wondering if i might pick your brains a bit about vivariums. if you could email me (i hope im allowed to post my email address here) at ColinAFlynn@gmail.com i would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks

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