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Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Green Valley' PHOTO

This is a discussion on Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Green Valley' PHOTO within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Can't take any credit for this one, except trekking 40 minutes to Queens to pick ...

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    Default Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Green Valley' PHOTO

    Can't take any credit for this one, except trekking 40 minutes to Queens to pick it up from a self-described "species snob" who was going to saladize it. Seven spikes for 10 bucks, that's not a bad ratio in my book.



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    Formerly included within the genus Oncidium, and native to Central and South America, the four or so species comprising the genus Psychopsis were reclassified several years ago based on taxonomic differences. Popularly known as the "butterfly orchids", psychopsis produce large fanciful flowers in shades of bright orange and yellow. Psychopsis are successive-blooming, and each individual inflorescence may produce a sequential parade of flowers for several years.

    Psychopsis are prone to rot, especially with regards to the new growths, and care must be taken to avoid leaving standing water at night. Their roots must also dry out rapidly, and for this reason many growers opt for clay pots or mounts. Psychopsis greatly resent any root disturbance, and repotting should only be carried out during periods of active root growth to minimize the shock. The plants seem to be adaptable with regards to light, with some growers opting for standard cattleya levels, and others providing slightly more than phalaenopsis levels. Intermediate to warm temperatures round out the culture.

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    Very cool, Jason. Unheard-of price, too--definitely worth the gas money!

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    Almost worth the gas money from my location
    Nice buy.

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    Congratulations , and I would say you made an excellant decision on that purchase....."One man's salad is another man's dessert "!

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    Good thing you are on the other end of the US. or there would of been an Indy 500 race for that one . The info. is also appreciated . Gin

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    thanks guys. no gas money, just some legwork to and from the subway. (NYC).

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