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Old 03-11-2011, 02:48 AM   #46
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I prefer the minis as well, but have issues keeping the cool-climate species happy.

Do you have a pic of your mini setup amphirion?

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:27 AM   #47
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Amphirion - dude, if you ever split any of those minis, hit me up. I've been wanting to get more miniature species for a long time now
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:28 AM   #48
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@jflng:
well, i live in the San Francisco Peninsula where the ocean water and fog mitigate heat very well to the point where it is not difficult to keep cool-climate species...im growing all my orchids on a sheet of eggcrate diffuser, leaning on a wall which makes a part of a north facing window.

@lego: fo sho---i'll let you know when i'll be dividing...might not be anytime soon as this collection only a year old.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:34 AM   #49
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I prefer the minis as well, but have issues keeping the cool-climate species happy.

Do you have a pic of your mini setup amphirion?



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i like masdies alot. i only have one so far. but i have issues with the temps to. and mine is supposed to be heat tolerant. it went into bud twice since october and both blasted
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:49 AM   #50
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All my minis are in a fully stocked 30g with a humidifier. I want more, but don't have the room for them right now. I've tried growing some mounted outside of the tank, but it doesn't work for me (them). The weather here isn't quite the same as San Francisco. Must be nice. Post a pic of them all mounted if you can.

I had two Masdevallias. One committed suicide, and the other has done absolutely nothing in a year. It's alive and green, but I'd like to see it flower someday... or at least grow a new leaf.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:06 AM   #51
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Wow amphirion those are awesome! I have a little collection of pleurothallid type orchids but none of them are as nice as yours.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:34 AM   #52
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Are there any aquatic orchids? I tried googling, but nothing came up so I doubt there are any. But it is the second largest flowering plant family.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:51 PM   #53
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Nope, but you can grow them 'deep water' or hydroponically. Basically very similar things.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #54
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The only thing I don't like about orchids is that I can't grow them underwater.

I do grow a lot of them in Semi-Hydroponics. So far, I love it. I'm going to transplant most of the rest of my non-mini collection to semi-hydro soon.

If any of you are interested, this is probably the best resource online for info and supplies:
http://www.firstrays.com/semi-hydro.htm

You can also search the net, and find a ton of info on it. A lot of people are growing orchids this way now.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:06 PM   #55
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ray is a very knowledgeable man! ive even had the privilege to meet him!

I have a few growing s/h.

my masdie has 6+ growths, but the buds keep blasting
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #56
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sorry for the late response...life has been hectic.
here's what i got:
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #57
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Are there any aquatic orchids? I tried googling, but nothing came up so I doubt there are any. But it is the second largest flowering plant family.
You mean like this,
http://www.ncwildflower.org/index.ph...enaria-repens/
It really is a treat to see this in situ and they are native to the South. Habenarias in general like a boggy existence and they are so graceful and pretty and most of them live in North America.

No orchid grows submersed, though if that is what you were getting at.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #58
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you should take a look at some utricularia species...they arent orchids, but they come pretty darn close!

Utricularia longifolia, U. reniformis, U. humboldtii, and U. nephrophylla have one of the biggest flowers in the genus and can do well partially submerged...
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:29 AM   #59
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Ray does seem to know a thing or two about growing orchids.

I just got some fine grade PrimeAgra from him to use on some of my fine rooted orchids. The price and shipping cost will likely prevent me from ever buying it again, but I can already tell that it's better than the hydroton I have been using.

Any environmental changes around the Masd. during the bud blast? I've had that happen to a few orchids after moving them to different rooms.

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Very nice collection. Everything looks so healthy. I wish I could grow orchids like that. What is the 5th plant down on the right with the largish, succulent looking leaves? I could ask about a lot more, but I'll leave with this for now.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:24 AM   #60
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@jfling: i believe what you're looking at is Bulbophyllum frostii

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Masdevallia chaparensis
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