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Ceratostylis phillipinensis

This is a discussion on Ceratostylis phillipinensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Looking back at my files I see I have shown this before,twice - but now ...

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    Looking back at my files I see I have shown this before,twice - but now have twice as many flowers on the plant as ever before.
    It was mounted on cork bark , but I am sure that I don't do as well as I might on mounts, the reason being that I am often away for days or longer, or too busy to spray as often as the plant would like. And then spraying too often in a chilly English winter, when the greenhouse is held at the bare minimum temperature by the heating system, is not good for all the other plants - to be cold is OK, bit to be cold and wet is not.
    But recently I hit on the ide of tacking the bottom inch or so of the mount to a strip of capillary cloth, and putting it in a pot with Hydroleca, or something similar, and then standing in a tray of water. The water keeps the 'leca wet, and that supplies a small amount to the cloth, and hence the mount. It seems to work - see the results !

    p.s That is a three inch pot - the flowers are only a very few mm across, and I counted approximately 50. I might take it to one of the local orchid societies tomorrow - where the judges eyes will pass straight over it as if it wasn'nt there, I expect.

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    Geoff, nicely done! I like your idea of supplying water looks like it works.

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    Wow excellent specimen Geoff and lovely flowers.

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    That is a sweet little plant! Hope you're wrong about the judges.

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    Great specimen, bravo.

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