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Discussion in 'Phragmipedium' started by Rick, Oct 29, 2016.
Been growing well and has a second spike coming up too.
Lovely fuzz bomb.
I like the extra pink in the petals and dorsal sepal. Sweet!
Wonderful flower and one of my favorites.
Where's our plant photo! ?
Very nice flower. I've never been able to keep these alive very long.
I have to say this has been one of the easiest of my Phrags, very low light, lots of water and cool temps.
I used to have more problems with these when I fed heavier. Since I feed virtually nothing these days (if you can drink it is good to go) its a snap species for me now.
That's got really beautiful colour!
Markhamite: Phrag. schlimii grows on the edges of streams and rivers and on boulders/islands in the middle of the water. They regularly get flooded and often end up under the fast flowing water. That water is very pure and nutrient poor. Also, the fact that it's flowing past the roots in such high volumes continuously means that most nutrients in the substrate is leached out and washed away. So, to be successful with schlimii, try using rain water and LOTS of it while using very little fertilizer. Also, try to not let it get overheated in the summer. Our summers are mostly fine for it; but, if you grow in an area that gets hotter than the ambient outside air temperature, that can be a problem in the hot summer months.
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