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I'm looking for a division of this 'Chinook'. I don't care if it's 'Chinook' or not,
but I'm losing the very old one I have and am heartbroken. I suspect it's dying
of old age: I've had it for 20 or more years. Any suggestions will be deeply
appreciated.
 

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No new growths? I’d look at the pot environment. I’m not aware of sympodial plants dying of old age. Individual growths, sure, but the new growths carry the colony on.
 

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So far no new growths. I keep hoping and snooping. I can't think of
any reason for the deterioration...repotted 9/19 in the mix it's always
been in. Mix is Orchiata, charcoal and perlite and no pests that I
can see. The monster has never been divided and is in a12" clay
pot. I'm flummoxed and very, very sad.
 

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Same temps. for the last 20 years of regular blooming...average 55F-75F.
A bit lower in winter and plenty of humidity and air movement 24/7.
I did find a division at Woodstream along with a few friends. First time
order from Bill and very satisfied with the divisions he sent.
 

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I’d be inclined to divide and repot it. Have a good rummage around to see if you can see anything problematic.
Division may stimulate the odd growth to produce a youngster.
you’ve nothing to lose,
David
 

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Same temps. for the last 20 years of regular blooming...average 55F-75F.
A bit lower in winter and plenty of humidity and air movement 24/7.
I did find a division at Woodstream along with a few friends. First time
order from Bill and very satisfied with the divisions he sent.
So... what'd you get???
 

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The albo 'Barbara' AM/AOS, Achental 'Fall River', Eumelia Arias,
Beaumont Bayswater AM/AOS and a little bonus plant because
the Inca Embers 'Barnard Creek' had a bit of rot and he didn't
want to send it. Kudos for honesty in my estimation.
 

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I almost got the Beaumont 'Bayswater' with my last order. Should be a stunner. They really have some great plants it is easy to get carried away, had to stop myself with the last offering due to space constraints. I agree, I had a little issue with some plants and Bill was helpful in dealing with it. Love the bonus plant policy, "dealer's choice" is one of my favorite philosophies to live by. I got a longifolium var. gracile with my last order as the bonus plant. I am up to 8 different clones of longifolium at this point. Anything in bud or spike?
 

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I'm looking for a division of this 'Chinook'. I don't care if it's 'Chinook' or not,
but I'm losing the very old one I have and am heartbroken. I suspect it's dying
of old age: I've had it for 20 or more years. Any suggestions will be deeply
appreciated.
No photos?
 

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I think I've got six longifoliums and love every one of them.
As I've said to Eric, I don't have a camera; I'm not going to buy a
camera and I emphatically do not want a camera...loooong
story. There it is.
 

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