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Disa African Dior

This is a discussion on Disa African Dior within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Absolutely gorgeous, I think they might be hardy here, and I would love to try ...

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    Absolutely gorgeous, I think they might be hardy here, and I would love to try them but a lot more reading and experience is needed before I try hardy orchids, would no doubt kill them in an instant, my cymbs are not doing so well outside so for now I will concentrate on the ones i have to try and get their culture right.

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    it is a beauty... the colour is wonderful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
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    THat is lovely! At the AOS trustees meeting in Houston, Michael Tibbs from South Africa had flasks of these for sale. I was very tempted, but from what I understand they prefer cool temps and I just can't manage that. One member of our society--also there--purchased a flask and came up with an idea of a tray filled with constantly running cool water. We won't know if ti works for awhile yet, but it sounds interesting. The flowers are just lovely!
    I do use a tray that is flooded daily and then it slowly drains. Mine are from the same vendor

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    Well, then, that sounds promising. I should have guessed that you purchased them from the same vendor. Good luck with yours. I will be interested to hear how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I do use a tray that is flooded daily and then it slowly drains. Mine are from the same vendor
    Hi Ron,

    Do you mind if I ask what your growing conditions are like? What kind of temperatures are you experiencing in the pot? What about ambient air temps and what are the variations between night and day?

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    Such a beauty !!

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    WOW! Really beautiful! Good Job, Ron

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    Very nice bloom Ron! This is def good growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ljd View Post
    Hi Ron,

    Do you mind if I ask what your growing conditions are like? What kind of temperatures are you experiencing in the pot? What about ambient air temps and what are the variations between night and day?
    They are kept at ambient greenhouse temps. Highs, in the summer, can go to 80 F. Winter lows are 60 F. I am using Sphag with some course sponge rock mixed in as a medium. I have them in plastic pots. They are in a tray that is flooded daily with rain water and that slowly drains out. I am more focused on this during the warmer weather and less so in the cool months. The ight level is fairly high, near the west wall of the greenhouse. The exhaust fans are on that wall so the air circulation is good.

    I think I may try using clay pots in another clay pot to help keep the root zone cooler. I have used this trick to push the envelope with a few cool temp species before and have been successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I think I may try using clay pots in another clay pot to help keep the root zone cooler. I have used this trick to push the envelope with a few cool temp species before and have been successful.
    That's a nifty idea Ron....I'm gonna have to steal that for my own evil designs.

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