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tolumnia "Passionata Red" in bloom...

This is a discussion on tolumnia "Passionata Red" in bloom... within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Now I know how to both grow & BLOOM these little beauties! Betty...

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    Talking tolumnia "Passionata Red" in bloom...

    Now I know how to both grow & BLOOM these little beauties! Betty

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    Betty, this one is awesome !! Such dark solid colors, I have a few spotted varieties, but this one supersedes them. This flower as such looks very much like a Renanthera, never realized it earlier.

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    What an intense color !

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    Thanks, Amey & Yew...It was Michael ( ephemera ) who mentioned the culture of these tiny beauties! Before that, I had killed several by the wrong culture! I'm looking forward to the next one growing & blooming! Betty

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    Great job, Betty! This is so pretty - congratulations on the good work, and thank you for sharing it with us.

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    lovely flower colors, love the display and the shadow effect along with the white background........love every detail of the photo

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    Thanks, Patty & Ian...I worked hard to get this blood red tiny orchid to bloom...sparse water, and very high light, but no noonday sun...This is what Michael ( ephemera ) told us to do...Betty

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    Ah Betty I am so glad that your hard work and Michael's cultural information paid off. The colors and form on these little, multiple blooms are fantastic. What do you know, but you have more to open yet. My one little Tolumnia Genting Orange grows a lot of new leaves each year and then in late winter it losses some of these. It is on a small wood mount and it hangs there looking cute, but has not bloomed for me. You have inspired me to work harder at it Betty. Again Betty this is great stuff! AL

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    Just give it a lot of high light, even some sun, but NOT noonday sun, Al. I only water once a week, and it is potted in chucks of charcoal! It likes to drain quickly...These orchids like it warm & moist the whole year round...Hope yours blooms soon...Betty

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