My orchid plant descriptions and care


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Current Orchids

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    • Acquired on: 10/27/11 
    • 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
      • Blooming: immature plant, not yet bloomed
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      • Acquired 10/10/12
      • last repotted 10/11/12
      • Blooming: blooming sized, but not yet bloomed for me

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      • Acquired on 4/3/12
        • Blooming:

        • aborted spike in summer 2012
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        • Acquired 07/13/12
        • Blooming: young plant, not yet blooming size
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        • Acquired 07/13/12
        • Blooming: young plant, not yet blooming size
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        • acquired 7/13/12
        • 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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        • Keiki from phal noid (white w/pink blush)
        • formed Oct 2011, 12 month maturation time
        • First flowering: Fall 2015
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        • Acquired on 7/22/09 
        • 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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          • Acquired on 2/1/2016 
          • Blooming: Not yet bloomed

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          Orchids I used to own

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            • Acquired on: 7/04/11, died during period of neglect

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            • Acquired on 05/2/12, died during period of neglect
            • miniature orchid with 1" leaves, unifoliate pbs take 3 months to mature
            • 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


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            • acquired on: 7/04/11, died during period of neglect
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            • Acquired on 2/29/12, died during period of neglect
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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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            • 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, died during period of neglect
            • 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 6/14/12, died during period of nelgect
            • 5 darkly mottled leaves ( longest leaf: 10" ) on monofoliate pseudobulbs
            • Blooming: 
            • 2012
              • 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, died during period of neglect
            • leaf length: 5-6.5"
            • 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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            • Acquired on 4/3/12, died during period of nelgect
            • leaf length: 4"
            • 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, died during period of neglect 
            • leaf length: 3"
            • 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


            • Acquired July 2011, died during period of neglect
            • 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, died during period of nelgect
              • Blooming: immature plant, never bloomed

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              • acquired on 7/13/12, died during period of neglect
              • 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, died during period of neglect
              • Blooming: many years away from blooming size
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              • Acquired on 5/4/12, died during period of neglect 
              • 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, died during period of neglect 
              • 3 keikis  produced in 2011
              • 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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