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Zygo anyone??

This is a discussion on Zygo anyone?? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Sarah I think I'll stay away from any orchid that loses it's ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah
    I think I'll stay away from any orchid that loses it's foliage, even naturally - that would be WAY to disturbing to a newbie....
    they all lose thier foliage at some stage.

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    "they all lose thier foliage at some stage."


    But you mean in progression of age, right? Not like maple trees in the fall where everything gets nekid!!??

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    thats right,though some are deciduous and flpower whem there is no leaves

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    I would have said the same a while back, Sarah, but there are some deciduous species that are stunning when in flower. The Zygos just didn't do it for me.

    I'm growing a keiki out this summer from a Dend primary cross - I don't know which of the two plants it's from (they were in the same basket), but the culture is the same. They're pictured in this thread:

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=4225

    The keiki is growing like a weed - green and leafy now. Come October, it will start losing it's leaves, leaving a bare, pendulous brown stalk. That's the signal to stop watering it. Totally. Nada. Some light misting maybe, but no water.

    Come spring the stalk will burst into flower. So says the theory. I doing fine at the moment, because it's growing, green and happy. I'll totally whig out this October when the leaves drop and the water stops. But the flowers are so amazing, I'm up for it. I think. This is a test...

    Julie

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