Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
Like Tree7Likes

Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice.

This is a discussion on Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice. within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Daethen Well. That picture sure showed me just how little mine is. ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Dorsetman's Avatar
    Dorsetman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Geoff Hands
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya ?
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    England, South coast.
    Posts
    3,238
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    Well. That picture sure showed me just how little mine is. It is in a 4" pot and about 15 inches tall. I guess I have a while to go before it starts to bloom. It does have multiple growth, but could easily be hidden inside of yours pot and all.
    You may be interested to know that I have recently been running an experiment comparing two dozen assorted slipper orchids in bark composts, side by side with two dozen assorted slipper orchids in S/H using Hydroleca ( baked clay pebbles) standing in 1 inch of water + nutrients at 500EC and 6.5 pH , all under grow-lights used as supplemenatry lighting for 6 hours per day . ( Daylight in England at the moment is pretty poor - only 7 hours between dawn and dusk, and the sun doesn't get very high in the sky.)
    The phrags in S/H are averaging over 4 inches of leaf added per month , the paphs in S/H about one inch.
    The paphs in bark are showing about 1.5 inch of leaf growth, the phrags about the same.
    Its too soon and too small a trial to be very certain of anything , although it is continueing. Moreover the paph/phrag ratio is about 10:1 , so not many phrags for the basis of any real conclusion ,
    But you might think of putting your phrag in a suitable media and standing in a saucer of water/nutrient .

  2. #12
    Daethen is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jonada
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paph Chiu Hua Dancer
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,588
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks for the info, Geoff. I will have to give it a try.

  3. #13
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,002
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    What a stunning specimen slipper orchid, Geoff! Nice growing and blooming!

    cheers,
    BD

  4. #14
    Real Name
    Joanna
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    I guess its the phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Lynch Station, Virginia
    Posts
    90
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I don't grow Phrags, but I can certainly appreciate a VERY well grown one. Beautiful!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice 4N x Phrag amazonica 'Birchwood'
    By Brutal_Dreamer in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: November 8th, 2008, 07:39 PM
  2. Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice
    By ABro in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: August 10th, 2006, 04:38 PM
  3. Unhappy Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice
    By maegg in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: April 11th, 2006, 10:09 PM
  4. Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x linleyanum
    By Piper in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 5th, 2005, 11:48 PM
  5. Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice
    By L I Jane in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 3rd, 2004, 07:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.