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Trichoglottis brachiata buds chewed off - Just need to whine

This is a discussion on Trichoglottis brachiata buds chewed off - Just need to whine within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; You know, I have only ever seen this species with as many flowers as you ...

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    You know, I have only ever seen this species with as many flowers as you show on perhaps a couple of occasions , and that was on dealers stands at big shows , marked "specimen plant, not for sale". Then they sell me - and lots more suckers, a plant not in flower, and we slave and slave over them for years and years , and occasionally boast - "hey I had two flowers on my Trich' this year"...
    Our weather and climate are just not suitable. Hey, we had a heat wave in England this year - the first for 3 years I think. The temperature rose to 27 where I live, near the south coast , for two whole days in July....June was wet and cloudy ; but in July we had 1mm of rain in the whole month, and temperatures mostly between 19 and 23... but I wouldn't live anywhere else.... but Tricholglottis ? no way.

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    Then I shall surely count my blessings, Geoff, for being able to enjoy this orchid the past two blooming seasons. I can't even begin to tell you how hot it has been here this summer. No rain either so I've been out first thing every morning watering. I do see in the forecast later this week some afternoon thunderstorms so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'm sure your homeland is quite nice. Would love to visit the area one day.

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    You know, I have only ever seen this species with as many flowers as you show on perhaps a couple of occasions , and that was on dealers stands at big shows , marked "specimen plant, not for sale". Then they sell me - and lots more suckers, a plant not in flower, and we slave and slave over them for years and years , and occasionally boast - "hey I had two flowers on my Trich' this year"...
    Our weather and climate are just not suitable. Hey, we had a heat wave in England this year - the first for 3 years I think. The temperature rose to 27 where I live, near the south coast , for two whole days in July....June was wet and cloudy ; but in July we had 1mm of rain in the whole month, and temperatures mostly between 19 and 23... but I wouldn't live anywhere else.... but Tricholglottis ? no way.

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    I would also go with the grasshopper as the culprit. It is shame that you had this happen, mine is in the process of opening and I do not have near as many blooms this year as I did last year, too bad but I understand they can be picky with blooms some years.

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    Interesting you say that, Jack as mine only had three this year. Often when I find and read information on this orchid, it will say 2-3 blooms. I was always like "what"? because mine had at least 12-14 the past two years. Hmmmm.


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    I would also go with the grasshopper as the culprit. It is shame that you had this happen, mine is in the process of opening and I do not have near as many blooms this year as I did last year, too bad but I understand they can be picky with blooms some years.

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    Sheryl or Jack, how long does a flower actually last?

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    Chris if I remember correctly (and that's a big IF these days), I would say about 4 weeks.


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    Sheryl or Jack, how long does a flower actually last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    Chris if I remember correctly (and that's a big IF these days), I would say about 4 weeks.
    Nice!! I often forget what I did 5 minutes ago.

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    This is mine from last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    This is mine from last year.
    Beautiful! How long is the stem Jack?

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