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Paph tonsum odcdm Tiger Crow and Doritis pulcherrima

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    Default Paph tonsum odcdm Tiger Crow and Doritis pulcherrima

    Hello,

    I was in some need of some cheering up, so I bought a couple new orchids.

    The first two are Paph tonsum ('David' x tonsum alba 'Pistacho'). Something about the understated and muted colors drew me to this particular plant. I guess this is technically still a species with one albino as a grandparent.

    Just for a little contrast, the second two are Odcdm. Tiger Crow 'Golden Girl' HCC/AOS. It's hard to beat this one for such a vivid chrome yellow.

    Hope you enjoy these!

    Here is one that I re-bloomed, Doritis pulcherrima.
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    very nice! I have a tonsum purchased it from a Rochester vendor

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    Ron,

    If you happen to be in the Rochester area on Monday, Dec 14th, our orchid society is having Fred Clarke as a speaker. I guess he is one of the hybridizers that created a black orchid.

    Our site is Our Next Meeting: Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

    Doug

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    fred is an interesting speaker...you will enjoy him. Unfortunately I will be in the Capital district that day

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    I really like the Odontocidium, what a cheerfull plant.

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    No better way to cheer yourself up than those two! Wow!

    How do you manage to have so many blooms on your pulcherrima? Mine never seem to have more than 3 or 4 at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    No better way to cheer yourself up than those two! Wow!
    I agree, I call it "Orchid Therapy".

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    How do you manage to have so many blooms on your pulcherrima? Mine never seem to have more than 3 or 4 at a time.
    Gee, I wish I knew, because I'm getting more blooms by the day. It did have a very long period of time where is showed a lot of vegetative growth with no blooms.

    A few things seemed to improve my success with orchids in general. One, I invested in a 4' 4-bulb t-5 lighting system to supplement the natural light from the window. Secondly, I bought a humidity meter and a room humidifier and made sure the humidity never dropped below 40-50%.

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    nice lot of orchids in bloom at ur place Doug... the Paph tonsum is still considered a species.. albinism is regarded as a colour form of that species... if u cross a regular colour form with an albino, I guess it would happen in nature too and it just carries the genes in it until the right mix comes up again and the albino genes (which tends to be recessive) pipes up from hiding.

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    Ah, now I see; it's all due to that care and attention to details.My pulcherrima comes from its original home in the Langkawi Islands which is only 70 miles from where I live, so the growing conditions are almost similar, except for the proximity to the sea.Yet when it comes to number of blooms, the growing conditions you provide seem to be better than even the original! Hats off to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Ah, now I see; it's all due to that care and attention to details.My pulcherrima comes from its original home in the Langkawi Islands which is only 70 miles from where I live, so the growing conditions are almost similar, except for the proximity to the sea.Yet when it comes to number of blooms, the growing conditions you provide seem to be better than even the original! Hats off to you!
    Random off-topic question: How far are you from the sea, Yew Sung? If you are right there, do you have an growing advice? I am looking at moving RIGHT to the coast in the next year or two....I wonder how that will affect my orchids....

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