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Asconopsis Irene Dobkin - a 40-year love affair - a new Chapter

This is a discussion on Asconopsis Irene Dobkin - a 40-year love affair - a new Chapter within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Voyagenation Hi Yew Sung, a majestic bloom. Surely a fuss is called ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyagenation View Post
    Hi Yew Sung, a majestic bloom. Surely a fuss is called for. One can stare in awe for a long time.

    Congratulations!
    So very true! Amazing blooms Yew Sung!! Congratulations of the excellent orchid culture!

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    Lovely blooms.

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    Thanks everyone for looking in and for your comments. Hope to be able to keep it going for some time and be rewarded with twice the number of blooms . Hehehe

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    I can see why you love her - a find like this is not to be tossed aside!

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    I love this orchid. Such a beauty. And congrats on successful growing/blooming! I know this is a bit of an old thread, but can you tell me your potting medium and watering schedule? I have 3 plants I have had since early this year, and I am still trying to find good information on it. Thanks.

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    A grex I have, and occasionally flower - but not the 4n parent I guess, so mine is much more humble. You are to be congratulated/envied .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    I love this orchid. Such a beauty. And congrats on successful growing/blooming! I know this is a bit of an old thread, but can you tell me your potting medium and watering schedule? I have 3 plants I have had since early this year, and I am still trying to find good information on it. Thanks.
    I use quite large pieces of charcoal- 2 x 1 inch chunks in a 4 inch plastic pot. I grow all my different orchids in the same shade house under 50% shade cloth. Watering is twice a day in the morning and late afternoon. This watering schedule may seem excessive to you under your growing conditions but here in Malaysia it is the normal practice.

    I have mentioned that I have killed my fair share of Irene Dobkin and this particular clone seems to be quite hardy. BTW this plant is now putting out 2 spikes and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the current rainy spell will not give me any fungus problems. I think I'll have to find me a couple more Irene Dobkins just for insurance. But not easy to find here though.

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    Thanks for the info, Cattan. That is very interesting, and duly noted. I grow mine in coconut husk chips in wooden baskets. They seem to be happy only when I keep them constantly moist. Do you have any other words of advice for growing this beauty? I want to gather as much information as I can from others' experience with Ascps Irene Dobkin. Thank you again! God bless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    Thanks for the info, Cattan. That is very interesting, and duly noted. I grow mine in coconut husk chips in wooden baskets. They seem to be happy only when I keep them constantly moist. Do you have any other words of advice for growing this beauty? I want to gather as much information as I can from others' experience with Ascps Irene Dobkin. Thank you again! God bless!
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    That's about all, Gage. Glad to know you - another Irene Dobkin fan. Hope to hear the progress with your I Dobkin. Btw are they blooming size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    That's about all, Gage. Glad to know you - another Irene Dobkin fan. Hope to hear the progress with your I Dobkin. Btw are they blooming size?
    Yes, I bought 3 together in a wooden basket, each with 2 spikes. This was back in February. But the roots were going downhill, so eventually they had almost no roots to speak of, and I had to sphag and bag to regrow new roots. Now the larger 2 are doing great, lots of new roots and 2 new leaves each, and the smallest one is still struggling to get some new roots and a very small new leaf. I will be thrilled if the larger 2 decide to bloom for me in the next year!

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