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Blla Peggy Ruth Carpenter

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    Good ol' Peggy. An old favourite. I have had several over the years - once had oe up to 10 or so spikes in a 8 inch pot - but always trying to improve, ruined it with some experiment or whatever ; the orchid trade love me to bits...
    This one now growing quite nicely in S/H - my usual baked clay pebbles . Lets hope I can keep it going - it has a long way to go, for when well grown it will reliably double spike on each bulb, and send up two new growths per bulb too.

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    It is beautiful! You said you used the clay pellets. I am interested, how are you using them?

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    Quite lovely. Makes me wish I could grow them.



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    what an amazing plant

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    Pavel, I have Googled this orchid and everything I read says it is easy to grow. I would like to try.

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    This is an old favorite. I always love when this orchid is in bloom. Yours is lovely, Geoff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    It is beautiful! You said you used the clay pellets. I am interested, how are you using them?
    They are the compost . Nothing else. No bark, no moss, no Perlite etc. and then the pots stand in water, about 2 cm deep, all t he time. The water has nutrient added adjusted to pH 6.5 or thereabouts, and EC 500 or thereabouts. I have to change the water or add whatever to keep to that - which I do every few weeks. This is what is called (in this forum) S/H - although when I had a website about this (14 years ago, that started ! ) and I did not know that anyone had done anything like it anywhere ( how ignorant we all were, before the days of the internet ! ) I decided to call it Aquaculture or Hydroculture.

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    Default up-date on the name...

    Good 'ol Peggy is now an Aliceara, not a Beallara. Abbreviation is Alcra, not Blla.

    How utterly predictable , and mildly irritating too. But, there you go. Or not. It's up to you.

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