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new orchids!

This is a discussion on new orchids! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i'm including links to photos of the flowers because lots of the time people post ...

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    i'm including links to photos of the flowers because lots of the time people post their new orchids, but they aren't in bloom, and i have no idea what the flower will look like! so if you don't know, know you will. :P

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    Brassavola nodosa, Encyclia cochleata and Paphiopedilum Maudiae


    Bc Binosa ‘Wabash Valley’ and Vandofinetia Blaupunkt (neo hybrid)

    i'm going to need to buy a humidifyer tomorrow, but for now i'm just misting them.

    if somebody could confirm a few things for me:
    the neo hybrid needs about as much light as my mini-catt, the bc less, then the brssavola, then the encyc and then the paph, right?

    the bc is a brassvola catt hybrid, right? so is that what "bc" stands for, or is it something else? cause i have no idea, and it makes me feel silly to have an orchid i don't know the name of.

    anyway, they're finally here! yay!!

    EDIT: actually (this is embarasing) i know the ones that need more humidity, but i'm not really sure how much to water them, either. i feel pretty stupid for not knowing that and i already have them...

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    From what I know the Brassavola can take the highest amount of light because it has terete (sp?) leaves. I grow mine right along with my schombs in direct sunlight for 4-6 hours down here in Fl. But brassavola can be grown in lower light. In my greenhouse I would say that my Bc Binosa, my Neo's, and my Enc. all get the same amount of light. Which would be around 40%-50% shade. But like I said... That's how I grow them. Hope I could be of some help

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    The neo is a hybrid with vanda, I would give it very bright light. If you see the leaves have red tint, that means the light is enough.

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    yeah, i had the vana/neo in the brightest spot already. its so short i might have to put it on a stand to let it get even a little more, though.

    also i switched the brassavola with my odont, now the odont is shading the encyclia and the paph, and the brassavola is closer to the light.

    thanks guys

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    the paph should never totally dry, so should i water it like i do my odont (every 3rd or 4th day) or more often?

    and i can't find any helpful info for what culture the vana/neo needs. i know bright light, but what about water? more like a catt, or more like a paph, or in between? qing?


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    is 3-4 days good for the paph in rough bark? should it be 2?

    how often do you water this kind of neo hybrid? there is no helpful info, and it is beautiful; i would hate it to be unhappy!

    EDIT: the neo hybrid is in some sort of hair like stuff. i don't know what it is, but it looks weird.

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    The hair stuff is coconut fiber. Which is just about like being in nothing. Pot in bark, or lightly packed moss depending on your environment. I water paphs once a week but mine are in fine bark.

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    thanks diane

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