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Started by Mary Melvin. Last reply by Mary Melvin Apr 16.
Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Apr 13, 2014.
Started by Noelle Kaler. Last reply by JLHowell Aug 11, 2011.
Oh Keryn , they are beautiful!
Cymbidium, Strathdons, Charleys Best Red. This is a medium cym with each flower about 7 cm. Will grow out side with temperature do not get below 30 f. In the right place this will keep its flower for 6 months. Summer shade and winter sunshine. Potting mix needs to be a coarse bark, so as to not over water. If growing in a hot house be very careful not to over water.
Dendrobium, Victoria Splendor. Flowers are about 2 cm.This will grow outdoors down to a temperature of 30 f, needs to be in shade during summer. The more spikes they have the better the dens look.
Hi Mo, thats just the cymbidiums, I have other types in another area. Yes I will post pictures as the flower.
Wow Keryn, you have quite a HUGE collection ! Do make sure to show us their colors when they show them!
My Orchid club is hosting the Australian, Victorian, Orchid Clubs Challenge this year. Its held the first week in July each year and the clubs take it in turn to host it. Its the middle of winter here in Australia which gives you a hint to our climate. Most Orchids spike during our winter and are in full flower at the start of spring. But I live at the colder end of Australia, so July is still too early for most Orchids to be in bloom for me. So I have them inside with the heater on and catching every bit of winter sunshine through windows that I give them.
I have not long been into Orchids, I have always had a few in big pots under trees in the garden. But they are not show Orchids. I counted them on the weekend, I now have 124 orchids of all types. They say it becomes an obsession. LOL
Just repotted my cymbidium orchids, I purchased cheap, a much loved, but neglected collection, from an elderly couple who could no longer care for them. I have no idea what colors they are. Should be fun when they flower and hopefully I have some winning ones for the shows.
Orchids are winter flowering for me and are growing new leaves at the moment, if the are in a shade house. Its summer here, most plants are dormant. However with this heavy rain some will have a burst of growth.
Phalaenopsis or moth orchid, native to Southeast Asia, does not like temps below 15c or above 25c . Spray mist the leaves daily and let a little run into the pot. They needs lots of light, but I would not put them up against glass windows.
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