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Phragmipedium Inca Embers bud opening

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium Inca Embers bud opening within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Heather, your bloom looks great and the pic also! Mine is a lot smaller in ...

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    Heather, your bloom looks great and the pic also! Mine is a lot smaller in size than usual because of the stress and nearing it's end. It is not as dark now, looks a little lighter to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Question: with these sequential bloomers, what dictates how many blooms will be produced? Is it simply a maturity thing? I ask because my St. Peter is indeed on its last bud and I wonder if I can expect the two new growths to produce more than 6 blooms next year, with the right conditions of course. I am going to miss that one!
    Any thoughts??

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    The older and more matured the plant is, the more spikes and buds it will produce under the right conditions, right culture.

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    'K good, that is what I thought. This was the first matured growth on the St. Peter. Two new ones that have grown a lot since Feb. Exciting!!!!

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    Heather, the plant's maturity, genetics, and growing conditions dictate how many blooms will be produced--and on some, how many will be open concurrently. More mature plants are usually expected to produce more flowers, but as with size, petal length, etc., some clones of the same grex grown under similar conditions are outstanding, while others are just run of the mill. So there's really no way to say for certain how many flowers a spike will develop, even on grexes that only typically produce 3 or 4. Light intensity and duration will also modify that: plants that have received less than optimal levels will more often than not produce fewer flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    'K good, that is what I thought. This was the first matured growth on the St. Peter. Two new ones that have grown a lot since Feb. Exciting!!!!

    The older more matured multigrowth plants will also produce larger blooms also.

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    Beautiful, nice plump and juicy! Looks just like his mother.
    I just read that out of context. Sounds like what the witch said to the ogre who just brought her the kidnapped prince....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    I just read that out of context. Sounds like what the witch said to the ogre who just brought her the kidnapped prince....
    LOL!!!

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    ROTF!

    (doing a lot of that this morning...)

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    Okay, so explain this to me again? The bud I have in the wings looks to be coming out of the same bract as the one currently blooming! Is that what you meant, Pete???

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