Peruflora's Cirila Alca "Peggy" AM/AOS

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orchid527

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This is dalessandroi x kovachii. I believe I have posted this before, but it just opened up and looks so nice and fresh this morning. I had a nice kovachii bloom yesterday and I am going to put that pollen onto this flower. The kovachii usually blooms earlier in the year, so I've never had a chance to make this cross. I've heard comments that people have problems breeding with PCA. I guess I will find out. Mike
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I use next to the smallest size Orchiata. Previously, I used Promix + perlite, but I get better root development in bark. I do not let the pot stand in water, but instead water every 2-3 days. Mike
 

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I am finding it difficult to find a picture online of Phrag Tupac Amaru that you are trying to make. Have you seen one? It must get bigger and more purple.
I have not seen one, but I agree that it should have more purple. The kovachii I used has a broad, flat sepal, so I would like to see that passed along with some size. The oddest thing was that the kovachii pollen looked like it had ruptured and a large glob of waxy material had been extruded. It was visible before I even removed the pollen. I used that to pollinate the flower. It seemed to stick very well. I don't have a lot of experience hybridizing with phrags, but I don't recall ever seeing that before. Mike
 
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I have a division of this plant from you and it's doing extremely well, although it hasn't bloomed yet. I'm looking for a
first bloom possibly next year. 'Peggy' is a very vigorous plant. Thank you!
 

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Nice one! I hope your cross takes.

I made the same cross a few years ago with PCA from Glen Decker and it was very fertile. None of the seedlings have flowered yet though.
 

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You can store the pollen in the fridge for quite a while, by the way. I leave it on the toothpick, wrap it in plastic wrap, then tinfoil. It's been good for several months post flowering.
 

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