Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > >
Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:12 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 40
Posts: 8,166
Default

Whoa, not sure how I missed this post! That's an amazing bloom! Congrats!
__________________
Pics on Flickr

Instagram

YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is online now
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 3,894
Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid Female
Default

DC ... if the name was mentioned I can't find it. But Mo.Painted Desert x Ctsm. Alexa = Fdk. Desert Bordeaux (Fred only registered it last year)
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:47 PM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 1,282
Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid
Default

Thank you, Steve and way cool, Roberta. Thatís a great name too!

This baby has officially come out of dormancy and was just moved to her spring quarters where she will be soaked in rain and the morning to about noonday sun.

Hereís to a good year for catesetum!!
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes isurus79 liked this post
  #24  
Old 03-26-2020, 11:19 PM
JScott JScott is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Posts: 415
Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid
Default

I know mine is a different plant, but it is of similar lineage (FDK After Dark 'Black Pearl'), but I've had it for years. It just finished blooming for me for the fourth time since I bought it, but it never grows more than one new growth per year. It's a big plant with lots of bulbs, it seems like it should have multiple leads by now, but no, just one new growth each year. Is that typical for this type of plant? I don't think it is, because I've seen pictures of big plants blooming from multiple pseudobulbs. Is there something I can do to encourage more leads, or do I just need to wait longer, or is one all I can ever expect?

Back to the topic, your plant is just fantastic. Congratulations.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-26-2020, 11:31 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is online now
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 3,894
Fred Clarke is a huge gift to the Orchid community -OR- I finally got my black orchid Female
Default

I know that Fred Clarke suggests lots of fertilizer during the growth phase (now and into the summer) . Last year was the first time that I tried adding time-release fertilizer to the regimen... I did it because I was going to be traveling for a couple of weeks during the critical period so would not be able to do my usual fertilizing. I got better growth, and more blooming, from my Catasetinae than I have ever had before. That, and lots of light - just short of toasting. The heavy fertilizing during the period of active growth makes sense... these things are growing so fast that you can almost watch it. Growing more like a tomato plant than an orchid.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes kraftyGal liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
black, cross, division, itís, orchid


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shore Orchid Festival - June 10, 11 & 12, 2011 at Silva Orchids mindbum Orchid Show Announcements 1 05-03-2011 03:40 PM
Orchid Quest - Feb 5th & 6th 2011 - Fred Clarke will be speaking garyb Orchid Show Announcements 0 12-28-2010 10:13 PM
FLORIDA ORCHID VENDORS; Plz add on if you know more here! Jkelee Vendor Feedback 50 05-21-2010 07:07 AM
Flickr for Orchid Society Websites? epiphyte78 Orchid Lounge 2 08-18-2009 08:18 PM
The Black Orchid Graehstone Orchid Lounge 7 12-07-2007 07:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:41 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.