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Show your orchids!

Tyko_N

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First one for the season over here, if you don't count a Phalaenopsis that just wont stop flowering. Some kind of Cattleya hybrid is as far as I have got to identifying it, the local flower shops don't tend to bother with such mundane things as correct names, but it's growing well which is enough for me.
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The_storm

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Nice thread.

I always struggled with orchids until I did a weekly 10 minute soak in the dirty water discarded from my aquarium filter.
No more! They always seem to be in flower and the flowers last for months.
 

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Tyko_N

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Yes it's quite a contrast. It was -13C outside this morning and we have had those kind of temperatures for the past week, but indoors the orchids are happily putting on a good show, makes winter a bit more bearable :)
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Forgotten the name but I got these from Darrel
The purple flowering one is a <"Dendrobium kingianum"> cultivar. They usually flower late Winter / Early Spring for me. The other one is the "Gooseberry Orchid" Coelogyne cristata, which should flower about the same time. I have eventually <"re-potted mine">, and it is still sulking.

cheers Darrel
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
I did intend to split them up but never got around to it!
They look absolutely phenomenal. It is always difficult to know with splitting and or repotting with orchids.
The other one is the "Gooseberry Orchid" Coelogyne cristata, which should flower about the same time. I have eventually <"re-potted mine">, and it is still sulking.
I divided into four sections, one bit is doing well (flowering today) but the other three are still lingering somewhere between life and death.

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cheers Darrel
 
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foxfish

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Well what I plan to do this year is dived one pot (as you suggested last year) into four pots.
I cant actually see any form of soil in the pots but I will pack the the divided plants with sphagnum moss and hope for the best.
All I did last year was add a little liquid seaweed a couple of times, once in April when they went outside and once in June. I did water the pots occasionally but most of the time they just had water when it rained.
 
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