2011 Archived Messages

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June 15—21

From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:55

Hello Gordon,
Thanks for the information. I will re-pot next spring into something more suitable. My plants look quite good growing in Seramis but I have to feed all the time. Had a look at
Suttons but Phytesia needs a bit more investigation

Gordon Walker wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba

Hi David,
Yes I had a flower the following year as Peter sold the plant as flowering size.
My mix is as follows. The tomato grow bags when my wife had finished with them had the compost riddled to remove the roots. Grit and small pebbles were added at roughly 4 grit to 10 compost. Because the tomato plants had been regularly fed with liquid seaweed and Tomorite I did not add anything else until the plants had been in the pots for a couple of weeks then I added a few granules of miracle grow.
I made sure that the pots were well watered as they had full sun in the afternoon. No other feeding was done but the plants were re-potted every year.
Regarding your mix I would suggest adding a small amount of compost mixed with garden earth. I did try growing some seedling cyps in pure pumice but would not say it was successful losing 50% over two years. This was the material Phytesia advised to use.
Have you looked at Sutton seeds web? They are selling cyp Reginae flowering size in threes at 13.33 each. The eyes are bent but with gradual layering of compost appear to be straightening.

David Martin wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba

Hello Gordon,

That s a very nice plant. I see from the picture it s now too big to go back in the greenhouse!!
If you bought it in 2005 did it flower the next year and was it only one growth? What are you growing it in, is it Seramis and perlite and how much do you feed it?
I have a couple of Cyps both obtained this year, Cyp flavum and Cyp formosanum. They haven t flowered as the growths are quite small. I am growing in Seramis and perlite with a small amount of leaf mould . Any information gratefully received.



From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Current Flowerings
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:35

For those interested in pleurothallids please see the attached pics
taken yesterday of two of the more unusual pleuros.
The first is P. tarantula and the leaf width is 85mm. The flower colour
is dark to almost black.
The third pic. is P. teaguii with individual flowers 30mm across putting
it at the upper end of flower size for Pleuros.
Hope you enjoy them.


From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Current Flowerings
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:55

P. tarantual is most unusual. I have never seen it before.
P. teaguii is amost striking plant but it has to be seen with other orchids to appreciate it's magnificense. Very difficult to photograph.


From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: List of contributors-readers-followers − mainly for Tricia
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:30

Having been somewhat remiss of late in not keeping up with OT emails I have now acquired a sort of conscience.
I notice one or two members have been conspicuous by their absence in the last couple of months or so but don’t want to cause embarrassment by enquiring the obvious.
I wonder, therefore, if there is a list of members or, alternatively, if there is a discreet way of enquiring about the wellbeing of emailed friends?
Happily, there are a few names I don’t recognise which is, presumably, an indication that, in spite of the universal decline in society membership, this forum is still thriving.
John Stanley


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