Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by Michael W, 29 Nov 2014.
Nearly forgot this one:
I had that cochleata, but i had a different name back then, can't remember.
Used to be Encyclia cochleata (didn't even know it changed!)
- I've still got one, and it's really easy and reliable to flower every year !! I think it was popular called "octopus orchid" because of the appearance of the "upside-down" oriented flower, looking like that.
They aren't really houseplants, some of them are hardy in the UK, but they don't like warm, wet winters. Paul Christian is probably your best bet <"http://rareplants.co.uk/prodtype.asp?s=e4oa9t1121144&strParents=&CAT_ID=690&numRecordPosition=1">.
I've killed plenty of them, but the one I still have (from earlier in the thread) is just about to come into flower.
I always wanted to try jewel orchids in a vivarium setting, that should be possible.
In my garden i have a marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis, planted from a gardencentre)
and a Epipactis helleborine (wild , sown from seedpods collected on the golfcourse).
Thanks for that link Darrel! Just the thing I need. I don't think I'll get them anytime soon due to trying to rescue my new purchases. But I'll definitely aim to get some pleiones at some point.
Your right Mick, the names seem to be constantly changing over the recent years which I have noticed from researching certain species as they have multiple names.
Here are 10 more photos:
Great thread. Stunning Plants Fab flowers and photos Congratulations to all
moerasorchidee by Edvet, on Flickr
Hi Edvet, Wonderful photo
Time for a small text update on some orchids (hopefully pictures will follow tomorrow). The D. Kingianum and its cultivator from Darrel are putting out new growths. The cultivator's new growth is also sending out a new one, quite strange to me since it's not even a 2-3cm tall and it has a new growth of its own, but I'll take it. The D. Delicatum is still around but no new growths yet.
The C. Cristata has a new rhizome/growth coming but I can't take a picture now, since the old root is developing some new root tips which are peeking out of the pot, and the new growth is at the underside of the existing pseudo-bulbs. That is not something I think it will benefit as the kitchen's humidity is not the best for aerial roots of a coelogyne. I'll likely order some dried sphagnum moss for a top dressing.
The new growths on the rescue Cattelyas are very promising, there are also lots of new roots. It has come a long way since it had no roots when I got it. I can't wait to see what the flowers look like.
The new Coelogyne Fimbriata is looking good also, the new growths are coming along, one of the new rhizome is start to show signs of developing into a pseudo-bulb at the end of it, it will be interesting to see the stages of its development.
The Neofinetia Falcata which I thought had a virus has showed no signs of leaf deterioration after I removed the affected leaves and used cinnamon powder to seal the wounds. However, the other leaves show signs of dark green patches when the lights hit them. It is sort of like green spot algae but bigger. I have no idea what it is but there are no leaf loss anymore.
Now for some depressing stuff, I've found my first pest infestation on the window in the living room. There are mealy bugs! Now from looking around, there are two plants with them, a phal and a paph. There are not a lot of the bugs from a quick look around, but I don't doubt that there are some inside the pots. I've done some reading and found that the 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol should be effective in killing them and also neem oil as a helpful deterrent. I'll be ordering them and in the mean time manually removing any I can see. It is also probably worth me using the same treatment on the surround plant and the windowsill just in case. Any other tips will be appreciated.
Some info on here about Mealy bugs
I used to have some mealy and scale bugs in my time, i used to clean the plant in water, just rub and brush everything of under running water, and then i used some Malathion which i bought in Wisley ( of all places).
I have several orchids in my garden not boffin do know it's a cattelya
Cattleya in your garden , where do you live?
South Africa eastern coast it is a sub tropical climate
Oh wow, nice
here are some others that are flowering at the moment. the first ones a vanda and next up is a dendrobiun
Another Dendrobium kingianum type. It is also out of the glasshouse so pretty cold and neglect tolerant.
i have similar dendrobium has pea sized flowers sadly not in bloom though
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