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Ons Quedlinburg

This is a discussion on Ons Quedlinburg within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Good big flowers these, 10cm natural spread.The cross is Onc Countess x Ons Burkhard Holm ...

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    Good big flowers these, 10cm natural spread.The cross is Onc Countess x Ons Burkhard Holm - the latter is a name well known to me, but not the former. The parentage , perhaps surprisingly shows more than 50% Onc alexandrae , which is the latest name for what I knew as Odontoglossum crispum when the world was young ( and middle aged too - alexandrae only comes into the picture when odontoglossum is banished as a genus name, i.e. post 2005 ).

    It has been a struggle to get this to flower, at least 3 years since it was a "FS plant" , but now it has three leads, and a total of about 15 flowers. Still not at its best I think - another genus here which will benefit from turning down the stat a notch or two, perhaps. My plan is to leave the daylight thermostat settings or even go up a degree, and turn down the night time ones by a couple of degrees - widening the diurnal shift ; based on my experiences in jungles where it is always colder at night, than I had espected or read. Maybe its just wind chill factor, but whatever.

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    Geoff, This is absolutely beautiful in every way. You certainly have a great collection. Congratulations.

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    This is a beautiful plant Geoff. I bet you're proud of it! I would be. Love the colours.

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    Those seem to be unusually large blooms for the Odont/Oncid. group - stunning. Does it take very long to discover whether a small adjustment in day and/or night temps are having an effect on the plants?

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    A seaon of growth, perhaps ? Sometimes I can thnk I can see a change quite quickly.

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    very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    A seaon of growth, perhaps ? Sometimes I can thnk I can see a change quite quickly.
    I'm trying to work out what I can do to make these small adjustments in the "mini-environments" I have to work with within my apartment. My first shock was last summer when I acquired a light-meter in foot-candles and discovered that areas I thought were getting intermediate to bright diffused light were scarcely registering 1,000 - 1500 fcs. It will be different working outside on my deck this summer, because the indirect light out there is perfect for Catts. and the like, but the temp gets much too hot and I can't exactly air-condition the outdoors. I'll figure this out though - I'm determined and I can't wait to get back to Atlanta to see how my collection has fared in my absence. (Probably far better than when I'm messing about with it.)

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    It looks like a tiger. I like it.

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