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Bollopetalum Midnight Blue ‘Cardinal's Roost’

This is a discussion on Bollopetalum Midnight Blue ‘Cardinal's Roost’ within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is the first time blooming for this plant. 1 spike with 3 blooms/buds. I ...

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    Default Bollopetalum Midnight Blue ‘Cardinal's Roost’

    This is the first time blooming for this plant. 1 spike with 3 blooms/buds. I was surprised to see a spike, as it seems to me to have done very little growth-wise this past year...maybe it was saving its energy.
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    Mine spikes before it gets the leaves completely grown. You will love it, once these start blooming they keep on going and going. Does yours have a nice fragrance?

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    wao!!! no words on how pretty it is!!!BEAUTIFUL.

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    i want one of these!!! i love the purple and green!!

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    Congratulations on the bloom. Connie is right--you will love this plant and the frequency of bloom. I get bloom 3 times a year and as Connie stated the new growth is usually still growing.

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    Thanks all; I do think I am going to love this chid.

    Q for Connie & Bill (and anyone who has grown it a while), do you use a basic catt-type media mix? When I got this, I used a smaller, more water retentive mix, and while the plant seems OK with it, I keep getting a bit of fuzz on the media surface, despite fungicide, so I am thinking I have to repot soon...

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    I love the color Kathi. What a pretty orchid bloom and great color.

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    those Bolleas and Zygos make a great combo Kathi. Are they easy to grow like the Zygos?

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    Beautiful. Just love the colour.

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    Awesome, I didn't know about this group of hybrids, always something new to learn here.

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