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Psychopsis papilio..

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    Default Psychopsis papilio..

    are starting to go a bit crazy with the days getting longer. I have two of these with 5 flowering spikes (maybe two are done) and three more spikes on the way.
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    Nicely done, don't cut the old spikes, this species continues to produce blooms after the last bloom has died. If the spike is dried out and no longer showing signs of life then yes you can cut them but other then that leave them on the plant. If you have 5 spikes that is going to be a really nice looking specimen.

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    Great growing. My Psycopsis is much less mature. But sports one spike now for almost 2 years. But is about to flower again since not flowering from its last bloom in August 2015.

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    Lovely. over the years it can become an awesome specimen

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    A beautiful specimen.

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    Beautiful, spectacular, why do not you describe us how to cultivate it, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by oile View Post
    Beautiful, spectacular, why do not you describe us how to cultivate it, thanks
    Elio, I am sorry I didn't notice this sooner.

    I got these about 2 1/2 years ago in a trade. They were in very small 2 1/2" pots and kept falling over so I re-potted right away. They were in straight sphagnum but I went with 40% sphagnum, 30% cedar wood chips, 20% medium charcoal and 10% coarse perlite in 4" clear plastic pots. I had read that they don't like to have the root's disturbed but they didn't seem to slow down at all. The pots sit at the front of the middle tier of a 3 tier grow rack. The flower spikes are up near the lights of the top tier. I don't let them get too dry which means in my conditions I water about every two weeks from early October until the end of January with no fertilizer. Around the start of February I start watering once a week and fertilizing with 25-10-10 every second watering at 5mg -(1/2 teaspoon) per US gallon. 1mg 20-20-20 per gallon is added to that mid March. May up the 20-20-20 a bit next month but not decided yet because they are getting new spikes. Might wait until there are signs of new growth.

    Again, so sorry for the delay.

    As an added note; be very careful when moving these with newly developing spikes. They are very fragile!
    Last edited by Chris in Hamilton; March 29th, 2016 at 02:19 PM. Reason: Did something stupid (again)

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    I thank you, you've been very precise and interesting technique of cultivation, hello Elio

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