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    Lepanthes calodictyon

    I would acquire this plant for the leaves! Beautiful and healthy plant.
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    Neo tamakonogo

    Tamakongou 玉金剛, nice plant, pretty flowers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Maxillaria nardoides

    Dot, this is the second mounted Maxillaria I own—the other one is Maxillaria uncata. All my other Maxillaria are growing in net pots in sphagnum moss. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Maxillaria nardoides

    Hello Ozpaph, I had no preference. This is how it came from the vendor. Lately I have seen more smoothed wood mounts on eBay. From an aesthetic point of view I prefer cork. The texture of cork is very appealing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Maxillaria nardoides

    Here is a small Maxillaria mounted on 3”x5” wood mount. Close up of the bulbs. At one time this plant was named “Christonella”. This plant is grown in bright shade, warm to hot. It needs to be consistently hydrated allowing to dry out between watering. Plenty of fresh, moving air.
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    2017 Chicagoland Orchid Festival

    My orchid society is planning on carpooling and attend on Saturday, 09/23/17! This is always a fun event and very informative. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Diplocaulobium aratriferum

    Yes it does seem a lot of effort for one day of work. But I think it is challenging me to get it to grow more pseudobulbs so that the number of pseudobulbs will provide a bouquet. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Diplocaulobium aratriferum

    Hello Naoki. Longer than that. This flower showed signs of opening one afternoon. By the next morning it was fully opened. But by 4pm that afternoon it turned red, and slowly started shriveling by night fall--so 8am-5pm? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Diplocaulobium aratriferum

    Lumped in with Debdrobium, sometimes referred to as "watermelon" orchid because of its flower scent. It is from New Guinea. It is a warm to hot grower, likes bright light, "Oncidium" strength. I allow it to dry completely before watering. It is in a 2" pot and I probably should re-pot. I...
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    Dragon blood

    Croton lechleri
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    Dragon blood

    Thank you Eric! I received my Dragons Blood, today 09/02/17!
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    Orchiflora Hardy Orchids plants for sale

    No list, no photo. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    How Common is it for Neofinetia falcata to Bloom Twice a Year?

    Furan, especially the ones closest to the primary specie seem to bloom twice a year. My Nishidemiyako bloomed very early Spring 2017, and now it is setting up another bloom that will probably flower early October. I do not have any idea what causes reblooming. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Variegated Nogoran

    I don't think there are any larger Minmaru shima. This is their size. However there are regular Nagoran that are variegated. As far as the ghosting effect, that Naoki asked about, I haven't seen a completely green free leaf or plant yet. But you do have to ask if no green variegation is...
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    Dendrobium moniliforme 'Benikida' & 'Benikomachi'

    My experience too! So I have decided to enjoy everyone else's success and not try to grow these plants. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Variegated Nogoran

    The fact they are variegated makes their value higher. I saw a Minmaru, not variegated, starting at auction for $9.99--someone got it for $12.00. That same vendor had a Minmaru shima starting off at $49.99 someone ended up buying it for $82.00 (or something like that). Within the Minmaru shima...
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    Dragon blood

    I have pm'd you as instructed! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Variegated Nogoran

    These are nice Minmaru shima. They are appealing when compared to their larger cousins. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    neo. shunkyuden

    Look for Manjushage 曼珠沙華. This is the most available three spur Neofinetia. It is on the expensive side. I bought a two-fan, certified plant for over US$100.
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    Hi from near Sydney, Australia

    Welcome to the forum, from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Question, are you using any fans to circulate the air in your green house? I have fans running intermittently 24/7 does a lot of good.