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Laelia duveenii

This is a discussion on Laelia duveenii within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; First bloom on this rupicolous Laelia...

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    First bloom on this rupicolous Laelia


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    Pook, that's gorgeous! Thanks for posting it!

    Do you need to add crushed oyster shell or some type of calcium to the medium for it to grow successfully?

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    I didn't add any calcium. Have never heard of doing that for rupicolous Laelias. This was grown on a windowsill.

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    Wow, that is beautiful, the color is amazing. Thanks for that uplifting picture.

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    I didn't add any calcium. Have never heard of doing that for rupicolous Laelias. This was grown on a windowsill.
    Didn't know if the rocky outcroppings these grow on in the wild were calcareous or not, and if they needed extra calcium to do well.

    Thanks.

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    WOW! I love the sparkles of light on the bloom. Very nice photo too! Welcome to the forums

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