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Phrag After Glo 4N

This is a discussion on Phrag After Glo 4N within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I went home for lunch to rescue & unpack this beauty... Phrag After Glo 4N ...

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    Default Phrag After Glo 4N

    I went home for lunch to rescue & unpack this beauty... Phrag After Glo 4N (Eric Young 4N x Sorcerer's Apprentice 4N).

    The whole thing stands 36" tall and it arrived with 1 bud growing, but it looks like there's a second sheath swelling above it. This baby is HUGE!! But I love it. My SO just shook his head. Got it for $25... its totally root bound, but the roots look great that I can see. Can't wait till it blooms!
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    My OH roles his eyes! But it was your duty to get this baby! You must post a phot as soon as it opens! Judi

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    It looks like a great find.

    Most 4N phrags eventually grow large enough to eat your house.

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    I'm hoping maybe it will try to eat Meiko's head ... He had the nerve to try to nibble a leaf when I was unpacking... I yelled and told him that it was NOT kitty greens... Kitties and SO's just dont get it!

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    That is huge. Make sure to get us a pic when it's open.

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    Yep - these guys can get really big. But it should have a lovely bloom...

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    Looks wonderful!

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    Looks huge. Defintiely these guys can get root bound very easily, but they don't mind. They tend to send huge roots systems!

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    Thanks, everyone. I can't take credit for any of the growth so far. And I think it's strange, but both of the growths are being held about 1" above the pot by a small column of roots - which doesn't do much for stability. I threw in a couple other support spikes between the plastic pot and the ceramic one I set it into to keep things from falling over.

    I guess you could say it's literally climbing out of the pot. I have no idea how I'm going to properly repot this baby in a few months. Tips are appreciated. lol.

    Still.... loving it!!

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    Question Bud Issue?

    So I measured the bud last night (carefully) and it's 1.5" long. It was standing straight out from the spike, maybe with its nose turned up a little... happy-joy.

    Today.. the bud is pointed nose-down!! Granted, it's also picked up almost 1/4" in length overnight (probably the 4N genes), but it doesn't seem that heavy? The spike is still firm as is the stalk/stem that the bud is growing from. I don't find any injuries and the spike is continuing to grow up above the bud (with another sheathed bud getting fatter and longer by the second, it seems).

    The only thing I can think of is that I watered it a little bit last night. The moss that's growing on top was feeling dry, so I drizzled a little rain water over it. I also opened the windows this afternoon (but the bud was already droopy) which has the temp at a steady 81F and humidity around 65% (I'm sticky, but my 'chids are probably enjoying this).

    Everyone else seems ok, but no one else is a giant 4N "Audrey", either. The next closest thing I have is an adolescent 7" Phrag Barbara LeAnn. This is my first large (or XL?), fully grown phrag, so I'm paranoid that I'm going to kill it. I've considered that it might have gotten bud blast during shipping (which would suck, but at least there's another on the way...) but I'm not sure how to tell.

    Thoughts? Comments? Am I just being paranoid and this is normal? Or should I dig a tiny grave for the bud?
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