Phrag fischeri 2016

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  1. Jul 11, 2016 #1

    Rick

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    This is the 3rd successful spike on this fischeri. For this spike I knocked off the first bud, the second blasted before it opened, but 3's a charm. (and we'll see if we get more:wink:)

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    Nice Rick. It bloomed despite your efforts!:poke:
     
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    Nice. Is it open all the way?
     
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    Step away from the fischeri!!
     
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    Very interesting coloration in this one!
     
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    I should check to see if it was different in previous years.

    It came from OL, so from that original import by the Fischer's
     
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    The dorsal may go up more Dot:wink:
     
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    Oooooh, that's nice! Love the non-wonky staminode sheild!
     
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    Congratulations! I'm hopeful for the youngun' I have from
    Piping Rock. So far, so good. Any advice you can give
    will be deeply appreciated. I'm actually scared to death
    of the plant. It seems soooo delicate. Your bloom is gorgeous.
     
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    I went through a handful of these back when I was using regular MSU and adding a bunch of oyster shell for their "high calcium needs". They stayed really small, pathetic, and died as single growth plants.

    In comparison taking away most of the K and no pot supplements this plant has grown quickly, puts up tons of roots with growths almost a 10" across. I think it just started its 6th growth (although the first three have died off).

    Its in an aircone pot using a CHC mix with only charcoal and perlite added. The pot is overgrown with live moss.
     
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    I love seeing this species!
     
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    Thanks Rick. Mine is a tiny one growth plant so six growths
    is a dream for me. It's still in the original potting mix and
    I fertilize with K-Lite and use rain water for flushing. Send
    good growth vibes my way.

    So do I, Eron.
     
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    Very nice one Rick!!!!

    (first bud to open here today!)

    Jean
     
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    It's got another bud, be careful! Good growing, can we see the plant please?
     
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    Very cool Jean. Do you know the source of your plant?

    I wouldn't mind swapping pollen for some unrelated breeding.

    Last year this thing spontaneously produced a seed capsule that I sent to TM and they have seedlings coming up from it. So it selfs very easy
     
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    Rick, unfortunately the first flower has a crippled lip :eek: ! So hoping for next to do better!

    I got the plant from Popow, can't say more ..!

    Jean
     

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