Magic Lantern

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  1. Aug 12, 2019 #1

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    I thought I was going to get three spikes together this year, but one is lagging behind.
    This plant has been such a nice grower and bloomer in the last few years, making two flowers per spike.

    This is the second flush of the blooms. And gorgeous leaves!! :)

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    oh! wow wow , so beautiful
     
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    Nice display - and that plant looks so well grown!

    K.r. Jens
     
  4. Aug 14, 2019 #4

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    Thanks. Yeah, i love it!
     
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    Beauty all over. love the leaves and the flowers look like identical twins.
    Don
     
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    Looks really good. Such a great hybrid :)
     
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    That is exceptional!
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    gorgeous! congratulations
     
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    a beauty
     
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    Two spikes with extraordinarily good flowers at the same time isn't that bad too. Not to forget the nice foliage. Congrats
     
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    Such a nice hybrid. Yours is a great example of it.
     
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    Just when I think hybrids offer me nothing over species, THIS HAPPENS. Wow. I love it. It glows. Flawless leaves. How do you grow? Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2019 #13

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    I personally prefer Magic Lantern much more over either parent. :)

    I have this plant by bright window protected with sheer curtain. I have not repotted it since my purchase in 2015 (or 2014). It was a medium sized seedling in chunky orchiata mix in 3.75inch plastic pot. I generally don't repot anything for 3 years or more.
    I plan on repotting this one soon though because there is no more room left for the new growths, and there are three new growths emerging at the moment.
    I water with tap water which has a low mineral content (under 50 ppm TDS) fortunately. My fertilizing schedule is very loose, if I can even call that a schedule even. haha
    I would go without any for a few months straight. Other times, I would fertilize very lightly (30 or lower ppm Nitrogen) at every watering for a few consecutive times.
    Usually and roughly, it comes to be about once or twice at most per month.
     
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    Thank you! I think I need a sheet curtain :)
     
  15. Aug 24, 2019 #15

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    so darn cute!
     
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    Stunning flowering and photography. Mine can only aspire to grow and bloom like this in a few years! Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2019 #17

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    Thanks, all.
    Yes, I love this plant and I think I really got lucky with this one. :)
     
  18. Aug 29, 2019 #18

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    That is a beauty and thanks for the culture notes.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2019 #19

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    No problem!
    I am entertaining the idea of trying another flask of this hybrid, but after trying one, I am rather discouraged.
    After about six years out of flask, I have kept one best growing seedling of the bunch to myself. It is a two growth plant and still not flowering.
    This particular plant above is such a good grower/bloomer.
    I should divide and keep backups just in case should anything happens to it.

    I also have three similar cross, vietnamense x micranthum. They are extra slow and I'm this close to quitting. hahaha
     

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