Phrag. d'alessandroi 'DD #2'

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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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....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 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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It's come a long way since I got the original division from Dennis. I'll be dividing this clone in Feb/Mar of 2022. You can PM me if anyone's interested in a piece. Not sure of the price yet -depends upon how it divides.
 
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...and I promise this is the last photo of this clone. There are eight flowers and two buds on two inflorescences. Photo taken this morning in a bright greenhouse.
Holy CROW, Tom! I’ve got to try this one! Do you find it does better getting through summer heat than besseae? My besseae from you are no more but my d’allessandroi sailed through.
 

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