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Disa Helmut Meyer 'Pat'

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    Default Disa Helmut Meyer 'Pat'

    Not many of us here seem to grow or have any experience with Disas, and i think that needs to change. Let me tell you how easy they are to grow:

    Pretty much, its a case of putting the plant into some sphag moss, and shoving the pot into a dish of water. keep it topped up, so the plant is always in fresh water, and soon enough you should see some new plantlets popping up-even from the bottom of the pot! pot these up when they grow bigger too. All this will happen within the first two months. Then, give it almost direct sun, cool-warm temps (vast temp range there!) and you should see the centre of the plant starts to 'lift' and this is a pre-cursor to a spike. These usually appear in summer, but this one here, and many of my others, have been growing on the kitchen windowsill with my pitchers, and have spiked early-yay for me! i have beaten the local OS' other grower!

    Now these interesting orchids come from South Africa mostly and are also known as 'The Pride of Table Mountain' (quite long winded, i know), and are the only orchids in the world to grow in water, and some plants will grow with the lower portion of the plant completely submerged. They love it fresh, and will bloom happily every year. New plants can take about 2-3 years to flower, but when they do it is very satisfying.

    So if you know anyone who grows them, or see any for sale, i would EXTREMELY advise, picking one up and having a go! these pretty much are the fail safes of the orchid world.

    I grow mine in self watering pots, so i dont need to keep them in cumbersome troughs of water.

    Disa Helmut Meyer 'Pat'






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    Ok, you've sold me...I will look for a Disa to add to my collection. You don't see them often around here though!

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    Same here!.. Hopefully I can find one soon >_<

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    Looking forward to the update with the orchid bloom open, Jordan.

    Cheers,
    BD

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