Phrag fischeri 2016

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Rick

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
12,765
Reaction score
3
Location
Leiper's Fork, TN
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:)

 

abax

ST Supporter
ST Supporter
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
11,746
Reaction score
439
Location
Kentucky zone 6B
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.
 

Rick

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
12,765
Reaction score
3
Location
Leiper's Fork, TN
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.
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.
 

abax

ST Supporter
ST Supporter
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
11,746
Reaction score
439
Location
Kentucky zone 6B
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.
 

Rick

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
12,765
Reaction score
3
Location
Leiper's Fork, TN
Very nice one Rick!!!!

(first bud to open here today!)

Jean
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
 

JeanLux

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2007
Messages
15,555
Reaction score
35
Location
Luxembourg - Europe
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
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
 

Latest posts

Top