Phrag. Mem Juan Alberto Arias

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  1. Nov 17, 2019 #1

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    this is a preview of the cross Eumelia Arias x kovachii, so a backcross with 75% kovachii in the makeup.
    The bud in the first growth did not develop but you can clearly see the bud in this second growth.
    The plant looks to be very vigorous. Grodan rockwool minicubes seem to suit it.
    I cannot find a photo of this cross anywhere but as it has been registered I presume Ecuagenera have flowered it.
    Fingers crossed for a flower at Christmas!
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    Regards
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    That's a very healthy looking plant! Nice wide leaves.
     
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    Well grown. Do you add anything to the Grodan mini-cubes or just use them without any other mix constituent?
     
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    I don’t add anything extra to the minicubes. It seems to work ok for me.
    I bought a thermometer and hygrometer for this area where the phrags are growing. It arrived today. The max temp this afternoon was 65F and the humidity is varying between 65 and 70%. It went up when I cooked!
    According to the instrument this classifies the area as ‘wet’.
     
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    Thanks. Your plant looks like it enjoys those temp/humidity levels and they sound about perfect to me, although the non-kovachii Phrag. hybrids might like it a little warmer during the day.
     
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    You may well be right but they will have to take their chances there,I don’t have anywhere else for them,
    David
     
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    good luck.
     
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    Looks promising. I'll keep my fingers crossed too.
     
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    Update with the new spike showing. It’s started to colour up on the side that takes the most light from the T5 lights. Looking good. The new growth is huge compared to the old.
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    Looks very promising. Is this one from Ecuagenera?
     
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    Yes I think they did the cross. The plant itself came a couple of years ago as a small seedling from Mark at Elite orchids.
     
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    The humidity went up when you cooked?
     
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    Yes Eric, when water boils or simmers it releases steam and that increases the humidity!
    David
     
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    Fantastic growing super healthy plant
     
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    I have some very unfortunate experiences with cooking and orchids! Quite the opposite. :(
     
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    So the bud is just starting to show. It’s round and very hairy, just like kovachii,
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    Nice, keep us posted.
     
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    Latest update. A very hairy bud just about to pop.
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    The suspense is killing me.
     
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    that's a fine looking bud, bud. :)
     

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