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I've never seen a more perfect petite flower and there's been a lot of them judging by the old spike. Fantastic growing, Tom.
 

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Very nice fischeri, Tom!👍🏆Could you send a higer resolution picture?
 
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Not growing this species in trays - just don't have the room; Most of the adults are growing in 3 1/4" square pots in an area that gets warmer and brighter than where we grow Phrag. besseae. We water this species twice a week; once with city water (Lake Michigan) for it's Ca/Mg content and once with our standard fertilizer water (in winter, this would be 90% R/O + 10% city water (LM) + 15-5-15 CaMg @ 50 mg/L N concentration). In warmer months, we replace the 15-5-15 with Peters 30-10-10, keeping the N conc. the same 50 mg/L. Not sure if this would work in conditions other than our greenhouse, but it's a starting point.
 

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Thanks. This species is not easy for us. I will see if relocating helps.
Forgot to add: They're growing in our standard 8-1-1 ratio mix (8 parts sm. fir bark (Rexius) + 1 part #3 size charcoal + 1 part sm. perlite). We tried Orchiata because of it's longevity, but the plants didn't grow as well. Tried LECA as well with same experience as Orchiata.
 

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I killed one several years ago and now I'm afraid to try again. Perhaps I can blame it on the Orchiata...nah.
 

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Thanks Tom. It has a number of burnt tips on it but otherwise schlimii is growing well. The dang thing always tries blooming in Aug and blast. P fischeri is a spring bloomer?16145349117468401733163238443331.jpg
 
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