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Disa watsonii

This is a discussion on Disa watsonii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just beautiful!!! You soooo need a greenhouse....

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    Just beautiful!!! You soooo need a greenhouse.

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    I've seen Disas occasionally in the displays at orchid shows I attend. Loved them at first sight. However they are too "needy" for me to try. (Macodes is enough of a "diva" as it is.) In talking to a few folks who grow them, my understanding is that if you can provide for all their needs they grow effortlessly. But if something goes amiss, they 'crash and burn' in a heartbeat.

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    Thanks...I thought I recalled them as cool growers. We have a few folks in our OS here who grow them, but they are all greenhouse growers. I'm sure that otherwise Disas wouldn't enjoy summer in Texas! Anyway, they are beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Running water, huh? That's so interesting. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience, Jordan, as well as the lovely pictures.
    Its a pleasure Patty

    and thanks guys, and Kathi, the only way to find out is to try i find watsonii, uniflora 'collete cywes', uniflora and uniflora 'louie' are fairly easy to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I've seen Disas occasionally in the displays at orchid shows I attend. Loved them at first sight. However they are too "needy" for me to try. (Macodes is enough of a "diva" as it is.) In talking to a few folks who grow them, my understanding is that if you can provide for all their needs they grow effortlessly. But if something goes amiss, they 'crash and burn' in a heartbeat.
    To be honest Pavel, i have thrown everything, and so has mother nature, at them. Snails are no hinderence, dry for 2 weeks, no problem! Full sun-burns the leaves, but they bounce straight back. Frost destroys the leaves too, but give it a few weeks and they will suddenly start to flourish. Even weedkiller couldnt kill these (dads little 'spillage' happened almost 6 months ago, and the same plants are still growing, no noticeable side effects so far...). Like i said, they can grow warm, the flowers just dont last as long. Mine will be growing -5C in winter, and almost 39C in summer. Sometimes the temp changes are rapid, and the plants take it in their stride, I might specialize in these.....

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    Lovely Disa orchid, Jordan. I like the bloom shapes. I see these often at shows, but have never tried to grow one myself.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Lovely Disa orchid, Jordan. I like the bloom shapes. I see these often at shows, but have never tried to grow one myself.

    cheers,
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    you should have a go bruce! If i could, i would send a you a few of my many leads. But of course, MAF and customs get in the way-again!

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