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Tolumnia Red Barry

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    Its going to be perhaps the best flower count I have yet seen on on of these lovely little oncidium relatives - maybe 36 by the time all, including the branch, are out. Maybe I'm showing it here ( and at my Orchid Society show on Saturday) a bit prematurely, but of course in the latter case I either show it now or wait until the next ordinary meeting in a month - maybe I'll show it then too - since the flowers last so long. Also put up another pic here.
    They really are quite extraordinary these Tolumnias, gfrown in tiny pots, and producing such a show.

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    This is very umm, shall I say sexy! The deep reds are hypnotic, great form to the flower, and let me not forget to mention the shimmer. Good luck at the show with this AMAZING plant.

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    Lovely flowers on a well-grown plant.

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    Such a nice velvety flower !

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    Beautiful velvet color.

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    Very nice colour and healthy plant. I've killed several of these already. How do you grow this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    Very nice colour and healthy plant. I've killed several of these already. How do you grow this?
    The best way to grow them in Malaysia is in small plastic pots , those with holes on the sides (the ones used for vandas) or mounted. If in pots, just a few pieces of charcoal so that there is very good air circulation around the roots. The roots should dry out before nightfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    The best way to grow them in Malaysia is in small plastic pots , those with holes on the sides (the ones used for vandas) or mounted. If in pots, just a few pieces of charcoal so that there is very good air circulation around the roots. The roots should dry out before nightfall.
    Thanks for the info Yew .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    Very nice colour and healthy plant. I've killed several of these already. How do you grow this?
    I have found that fairly fine bark - pieces say 1/4 inch- 6mm - works best for me as compost ; it does need to dry out quickly, since they are , in the species , twig epiphytes. In theory , as twig epiphytes, they need spraying every day but mine are happy with being dunked weekly and sprayed occasionally ; lots of light. They can turn purple with the light , and stand it, although they don't necessarily flower any better than when it is just bright enough so that they are not all green.

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    Oh, Geoff, that is really nice. Love the color and closeup photo of this orchid.

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