My orchid plant descriptions and care


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Angraecum

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    • Acquired on: 7/04/11
    • 6 leaves 4.5" long, growing in a single fan, 1 new leaf
    • 5" clear plastic pot, coarse bark mix
    • last repotted: 04/24/13
    • Blooming: Not yet bloomed for me
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Cattleya Alliance

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    • Acquired on 05/2/12
    • miniature orchid with 1" leaves, unifoliate pbs take 3 months to mature
    • 9 pseudobulbs
    • mounted in a clam shell with moss, 
    • last mounted on 9/3/12
    • Blooming: 
      • 2012
        • bud noticed oct 4
        • spike maturation: 4 weeks
        • blooming duration: 17 days
        • single 1" flower on an inch-long inflorescence
      • slightly cupped, orange-red flower with yellow lip center, purple column, unscented
      • Bloom pictures
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    • Acquired on 05/2/12
    • 6 pseudobulbs
    • mounted in a clam shell with moss
    • last mounted on 9/3/12
    • Blooming: not yet bloomed for me
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    • Acquired on: 10/27/11 
    • 9 pseudobulbs with bifoliate leaves 4" long
    • growing in loosely packed coarse bark mix, 6" glazed ceramic orchid pot
    • last repotted on 3/2/12
    • Blooming: 

      • 2012
        • buds start growing inside sheaths late January
        • 1 sheath proceeded to blooming, while other sheath dried up in spring
        • bud maturation: 16 weeks
        • bloom duration: 5 weeks
        • 3 flowers on a single inflorescence, matured in succession
      • 2013
        • sheath swelling noticed 2/8/13 on newly matured pb
        • 2 flowers mature, opened 3/26/13
      • 3-4" flowers, color varied from magenta to red
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    • Acquired on: 7/13/12
    • 5 unifoliate pseudobulbs, 1 new growth, longest leaf 7"
    • growing in loosely packed coarse bark, 4" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted 7/15/12
    • Blooming: immature plant, not yet bloomed
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Cymbidium Alliance

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    • acquired on: 7/04/11
    • 3 mature pseudobulbs, 4 new growths, leaf length: 18-24" 
    • growing in cymbidium bark mix, 5" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted in sept 2012
    • Blooming: immature plant, not yet bloomed
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    • Acquired on 2/29/12
    • 4 pseudobulbs, 1 back bulb, 2 new growths, leaf length: 12-19"
    • growing in cymbidium orchid mix (coconut husk), 6" ceramic slotted pot, 8" tall
    • last repotted 4/26/12
    • Blooming: not yet bloomed for me
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Dendrobium Alliance

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    • Acquired 10/10/12
    • 6 canes (6-18" tall), 1 cane has leaves (thick, waxy, 5" long)
    • growing in 'dendrobium' orchid mix, 4" glazed ceramic pot with holes
    • last repotted 10/11/12
    • Blooming: blooming sized, but not yet bloomed for me
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    • Acquired on: 9/9/11, Dead: June 2012
    • probable cause of death: overheating

    • Acquired on: 06/14/12, Dead: August 2012
    • probable cause of death: overheating
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Oncidium Alliance

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    • acquired 10/10/12
    • discarded 6/12/13
      • Scale infestation
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    • Acquired in August 2011, died Feb 2013
    • cause of death: fungicide-resistant rot
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    • Acquired August 2010
    • 5 pseudobulbs (2" tall), 2 new growths, leaf length: 11-16"
    • potted in oncidium orchid mix, 5" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted on 03/09/13
    • Blooming:
      • purchased in bloom 2010
      • rebloomed in 2012
        • spike maturation: 1 month
        • 6 flowers total, spike height 13"
        • Bloom duration: 6 weeks
      • 2.5" flowers, copper red, scented
      • Bloom pictures: onetwo
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    • Acquired on 4/3/12
    • 2 lightly mottled leaves ( longest leaf: 5.5" ) on monofoliate pseudobulbs (one large, 3 small),
    • mostly rootless, lost a growth start Jan 2013
    • growing in oncidium orchid media, 3" slotted plastic pot
    • last repotted on 1/20/13
    • Blooming:
      • aborted spike in summer 2012
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    • acquired on 6/14/12
    • 5 darkly mottled leaves ( longest leaf: 10" ) on monofoliate pseudobulbs
    • growing in oncidium bark mix, 4" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted on 10/16/12
    • Blooming: 
      • 2012-current

        • purchased in spike June 2012
        • Spike maturation: 7+ months
        • bud maturation: 4 weeks
        • flower lasts: 4 weeks
        • sequential bloomer
          • 2 blooms
      • Description
          • arching spike, 25" tall
          • single flower 5" tall, 4" wide
          • flexed petals, orange and yellow patterning
          • no scent
      • Bloom photos: one, two
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    • Acquired on: 4/3/12
    • 10 leaf fans, leaf length: 5-6.5"
    • grown mounted on aquarium wood with moss
    • last mounted on 4/3/12
    • Blooming:
      • purchased in spike 2012
        • spike maturation 1.5 months
        • 26 blooms on a 1 foot spike
        • after initial flowers wilted, produced two more side spikes which bloomed in succession
        • superthrive usage during spike maturation induced deformations in flower form and color
        • blooms lasted 3 months total
      • 1" flowers, slightly scented
      • flowers open yellow, and acquire an orange hue and brown spots with age
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    • Acquried on 4/3/12
    • 18 fans, leaf length: 4"
    • grown mounted on aquarium wood with moss
    • last mounted 8/4/12
    • Blooming:
      • 2013
        • Spike maturation: 7 weeks
        • Bloom duration: 3 weeks
        • 14 deep purple 1" flowers on a 10" spike
        • very pleasant floral scent: strong in the morning, disappears by night
      • Blooming pictures: one
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    • Acquired on 3/3/12 
    • 5 fans, leaf length: 3"
    • mounted on driftwood with moss
    • last mounted 4/3/12
    • Blooming: 

      • 1" wine-colored flowers, unscented
      • 2012
        • purchased in bloom
        • 12 flowers on 2 spikes
      • 2013
        • spike noticed 12/7/12
        • spike maturation: 11 weeks
        • bloom duration: 4 weeks
        • 5 flowers on one 8" spike
      • bloom pictures: one, two
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Paphiopedilums

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    • Acquired 07/13/12
    • 5 leaves  (3-4"), on 1 growth
    • potted in paph&phrag mix, 3" plastic pot
    • last repotted 2/16/13
    • Blooming: young plant, not yet blooming size
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    • Acquired 07/13/12
    • 3 leaves  (2-4") on 1 growth 
    • potted in paph&phrag mix, 3" plastic pot
    • last repotted 2/16/13
    • Blooming: young plant, not yet blooming size
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    • Acquired July 2011
    • 2 growths, 8 mottled leaves (longest leaf: 6"), 1 new growth (May 2013) 
    • potted in 'paph&phrag' orchid mix, 5" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted on 10/29/12
    • Blooming:
      • Single dark purple flower on 12-inch spike
      • flower 3.5" tall, 4.5" wide
      • purchased in bloom July 2011
      • 2013
        • New growth started Aug 2012
        • spike maturation: 6 weeks
        • flower duration: 4 weeks
      • Bloom pictures:one, two 
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    • Acquired 9/9/11
    • young plant, 2 years min from blooming size
    • 1 growth, 5 leaves (7"), 1 new leaf
    • potted in paph&phrag mix, crushed egg shell added for calcium, 3" tall plastic pot
    • last repotted on 4/12/12
    • Blooming: immature plant, not yet bloomed
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Phalaenopsis Alliance

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    • acquired on 7/13/12
    • 3 leaves (6-9")
    • potted in phal bark mix, 4" plastic pot
    • last repotted 11/10/12
    • Blooming: 
      • Spike noticed 10/15/12
      • buds blasted early feb
      • side spike started late 
      • bloom 05/03/13
      • bloom duration 3 weeks
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    • acquired 7/13/12 
    • dead: May 2013
      • likely cause of death: cold shock
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    • acquired on 7/13/12
    • small seedling plant, 2 leaves (2")
    • potted in phal bark mix, 4" ceramic pot
    • last repotted 03/12/13
    • Blooming: many years away from blooming size
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    • acquired 7/13/12
    • 7 leaves (2-6.5" long), 2 spikes
    • potted in phal bark mix, 4" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted 7/26/12
    • Blooming:
      • 2012 (purchased in bloom) 
        • 7" spike
        • 3 flowers (and 4 buds that blasted)
      • 2013
        • new spike noticed 11/13/12
        • old spike activated growth 12/6/12
        • first flowers open 2/23/12
        • 21 flowers on 2 spikes
      • yellow 2" flowers with white center and pink blush
      • amount of red coloring dependent on temperature
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    • Acquired on 5/4/12 
    • 5 leaves (largest 4" long)
    • potted in coarse bark mix, 4" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted on 3/14/13
    • Blooming:
      • purchased in bloom 2012
        • 2 flowers on 5" spike
      • 2013
        • new spike noticed 11/13/12
        • old spike activated growth 12/6/12
        • accidentally knocked off flower bud
        • single bloom produced 4/24/13 
      • 2.5" purple red flowers (intensity of red dependent on temperature during maturation)
      • Bloom pictures
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    • Acquired August 2011 
    • 4 leaves (2-10")
    • 1 keiki  (3" leaves) appx 15 mos old (oct 2011)
      • 2 keikis already removed
    • potted in coarse bark mix, 5" clear plastic pot, coarse bark media
    • last repotted in 3/14/13
    • Blooming: 
      • 3.5" white flowers with pink blush and yellow lip patterning, unscented
      • purchased in bloom in Aug 2011
      • 2013
        • side spikes noticed on 10/06/12
        • first flowers open first week of Jan 2013
        • 8 flowers on 3 spikes, more buds follow later
      • Bloom pictures
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    • Keiki from phal noid (white w/pink blush)
    • formed Oct 2011, 12 month maturation time
    • 2 leaves (2-3.5")
    • 3" slotted clear plastic pot, seedling bark mix
    • last repotted 10/06/12
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    • Acquired on 7/22/09 
    • 5 mature leaves (max 5.5")
    • potted in coarse bark mix, 5" clear plastic pot
    • last repotted 10/08/12
    • Blooming:
      • purchased in bloom in 2009
      • rebloomed in Fall 2010
      • 2013
        • spike started 12/7/12
        • flowers open 03/13/13
        • 5 flowers
      • 2.5" unscented flowers, with pink spots on white background
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