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Pleurothallis tribuloides

This is a discussion on Pleurothallis tribuloides within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I noticed a couple days ago that my pleuro was in bloom and today when ...

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    Cool Pleurothallis tribuloides

    I noticed a couple days ago that my pleuro was in bloom and today when I went to take pictures, the plant was barely hanging from it's mount. So today I put it on the driftwood with Sweet Sugar. I also added a new Laelia alaorii to the mount as well. The laelia is a mini, and i'm guessing in a year or so it will be ready to bloom. I have been bored, so a ton of repotting and mounting has been going on this weekend. lol

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    here's the reason why i love mounting orchid.good job connie

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    Cute lil guy and very nice piece of wood.

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    Hope your little guy's will prosper.

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    Oh that is a nice orchid, Connie. I bet it will like its new home.

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    We don't often see Pleuro's on this site , and I didn't know you grew them Connie. I have been collecting Mazzies and Pleuros for a yearor two now, since I discovered that although a lot of them are notionally "cool house" they actually stand warmer days quite well, In fact, on the hottest day in the year so far - in England, this year - when unfortunately I was hanging around the local hospital all day with my wife whilstshe had various things attended to, the temp. in my orchid house went way too high ( 42) without me there to do anything about it. I lost most Vanda spikes, a dozen or so tiny plants - mostly Vandaceous seedlings, damaged the leaves of the Phaius ( thin leaves damage so easily ) but catts and oncids - all in S/H were OK , due no doubt to the standing water, but so were all the Pleuros etc . I'm getting flowers, but have not posted anything yet, as of course most of the plants are still fairly small, ad I think they do need to fillout a bit and carry several - preferably a lot - of spikes before they are worth much.

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    I ordered this one as it had on the info that it was temp. tolerant. It always looks kinda stressed in the summer, but blooms just the same. I hope it likes the new mount as it never did much good on the old one. I just check where they come from and make sure they are lowland plants and if they come from a coastal area it's even better. Now that I have narrowed my growing to those I'm much more successful.

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    so the oncidium has company once again..hope these two survive that mount... nice project

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kjeldz View Post
    so the oncidium has company once again..hope these two survive that mount... nice project
    Now that I'm better with the mounted plants i'm guessing they will thrive. When I see new roots on them i'll know they are okay. If they don't look good I have a nice piece of cork waiting for them. Back when I first began mounting orchids I didn't understand they needed to be watered nearly every day during the summer here. I have since corrected that and my mounted plants thrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Now that I'm better with the mounted plants i'm guessing they will thrive. When I see new roots on them i'll know they are okay. If they don't look good I have a nice piece of cork waiting for them. Back when I first began mounting orchids I didn't understand they needed to be watered nearly every day during the summer here. I have since corrected that and my mounted plants thrive.
    I don't know/forget what you use Connie, but I have a DAB 102 pump -driven by what you used to be rated as 1 HP mains voltage motor when I first bought one many years ago - I am on a replacement now which looks exactly the same but is rated in watts I expect. I think these are Italian made. Gives great water flow up to 6 bar pressure, which easily feed one inch hoses with lances and foggit nozzle sprays - enables me to spray a couple of thousand plants with say 5 or 6 gallons of water, in 20 minutes or so - and that is the answer for growing bare root plants or plants on plaques/mounts/bare wood branches. But you have to be around to do them virtually every day, as you say.
    Actually I cut down to every other day in our English winters, unlss theweather is sunny , and increase totwice daily in hot weather.
    Its a great way to get plants wet and dry alternately and rapidly..

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