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    bellatulum + what?

    Thank you - That helps a lot. The tag obviously has some mispellings. I'll investigate the possibilities you proposed and look forward to seeing it rebloom.
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    bellatulum + what?

    I recently bought a P. bellatulum hybrid at a plant nursery here in Toronto. It had finished blooming and was seriously reduced in price. The complete name on the tag is bellatulum #22 x (Kay Rianman X Inea) 'Monday". I'm wondering if anyone recognizes any part of the cross opposite the...
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    Beginner's Luck

    Thanks, I'll keep in touch.
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    Beginner's Luck

    Sorry - "Criticism" may have been a poor choice of words - I just meant that I don't mind hearing dissenting opinions.
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    Beginner's Luck

    I use T5 tubes. Footcandles vary from tank to tank and at various levels, but it runs from a low of 600 to a high of 1400. Temps during the day in summer are 25 to 30 C, and in winter 20 to 25 C. Night temps drop about 5 degrees C. I know that most orchid people cringe when they hear how I grow...
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    Beginner's Luck

    I don't really have a question - just want to let other beginners know that they can succeed with difficult plants. Last January I asked for assistance in buying paphs at my local orchid show. I'm the one who grows paphs in terrariums. Well, I came away from the show with a P. Deperle, Psyche, a...
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    What Should I Buy?

    I understand the skepticism of some of the posters. I wasn't sure of my success either, when I started this terrarium thing a year and a half ago. Some info I had at the time was discouraging, and some said to do it. But when My lone Maudiae rebloomed, I rescued 3 more sorry looking ones from a...
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    What Should I Buy?

    I like P. Norito Hasegawa and Pinocchio but the flower spike (in some pictures I've seen) are very tall. Are they? And for the benefit of some of you who are doing the he/she thing - Rabbit is a she.
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    What Should I Buy?

    I completely understand that everyone's growing conditions differ and can produce very different results. My conditions are probably at the extreme end of growing orchids. I have been looking at all your suggestions and will continue for a while. A lot will depend also on what I will find...
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    What Should I Buy?

    The reason that I'm growing in terrariums is mainly that I can control the light. In a city apartment, even in the summer, windows and growing space is at a premium. Terrariums look more attractive than large growing stands, and after 11:00 in the morning, I have no sun due to balcony overhangs...
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    What Should I Buy?

    Wow! That's a lot to digest, but I'm glad I have so many choices. As far as air circulation, SlipperFan, I have 5 tanks - 4 are 18" in height, 1 is 24". I'm thinking of replacing one with another 24", so I can grow more of the taller plants, so perhaps I'll need to install a fan. So far none...
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    What Should I Buy?

    Thanks for your suggestions. I've seen some of these and quite like them. Now I just have to track them down at the Show. How about paph concolor?
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    What Should I Buy?

    I've been reading the posts for a while, but finally decided to register and ask a question. I grow orchids in my Toronto condo in terrariums. I bought my !st orchids in Sept 08 - mostly phals at first, because I thought they were the easiest. Then I got a Paph Maudiae. It bloomed and rebloomed...
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