Cypripedium acaule in Pots (2021)

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Phred

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A couple weeks ago I was excited to see this acaule had two growths coming up for the first time. What could be more exciting than that? It has a bloom coming on also.0310888B-D1BC-461A-8F79-98B4CD2C2A0C.jpeg

Last year this acauale had 5 leaves... this year it looks like it’s going to have 6. Cyp acaule usually have two leaves but it’s not always the case. Last year I had a couple with three leaves.

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Good job, Phred. I have over a hundred of those(wild ones) on my property... they always bloom first two weeks of May.
 

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Nice, I would like to grow them in NYC. What media and pH are you growing them in/at?
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I grow my Cyp. acaule in clay bulb pans in a 50/50 mix of Turface/coconut coir. I water with rain water and 3 oz apple cider vinegar/gallon. I have no idea what the pH is but I do add 1/8 tsp DynaGrow orchid fertilizer/gallon once a month.
 

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Thanks for the recipe Phred. I'll give them a try where I live in NJ.
 
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