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Phrag. d'alessandroi 'DD #2'

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PeteM

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Some growers, myself included, have had a lot of success using modified hydroponic pots for kovackii. I go into much detail in the year end issue of the Orchid Digest. There bigger species, kovachii, boisserianum, longiflium, caudatum, etc., won't culture well in a tray. Schlimii might although I've never seen it in a tray. Those species that live below the high water line along the banks of rivers need deeper pots. Forget trays for those species.

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Thanks Frank! Got it, I’ve got some homework to do.
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....and here's a photo taken yesterday of that Phrag. d'alessandroi 'DD #2' clone in full bloom. It has six flowers open and five buds on two branching inflorescences. Without a doubt, a poster child for tray culture for this species. The flowers in the background left are the 'DD #3' clone in bloom.
 

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I have got to jump on this tray culture....and get more dalessandroi clones!

This is wonderful Tom!
 

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I may have a division or two of this clone available in April/May of this year after repotting. The only problem with tray culture is you need a lot of room. I can grow eighteen plants in 3 1/4" pots in roughly the same are as one plant in a 10 x 20 tray.
 

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I may have a division or two of this clone available in April/May of this year after repotting. The only problem with tray culture is you need a lot of room. I can grow eighteen plants in 3 1/4" pots in roughly the same are as one plant in a 10 x 20 tray.
looks like you are growing 2 plants per tray... am i seeing that correctly?
 

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I may have a division or two of this clone available in April/May of this year after repotting. The only problem with tray culture is you need a lot of room. I can grow eighteen plants in 3 1/4" pots in roughly the same are as one plant in a 10 x 20 tray.
I will be watching...keep a little kitfox in mind...☺
 

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