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Old 12-15-2016, 10:49 AM
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Gorgeous! Fabulous! Congratulations!
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That is simply awesome! Great growing.
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Wow!! Great blooms from great growth. Congratulations!
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I've been trying to decide how I wanted to re-pot mine! The one I acquired earlier this winter is currently potted in rather old sphagnum. It had 3 new growth tips, but aborted two within a few days, I think the humidity in my house was too low then. So the lonely new growth I have is growing insanely quickly, I have it in fairly high light in a cool/intermediate plant room I fashioned. As it warms up outside the room also warms up a bit and I have fans and humidifiers for humid air flow. I really like the idea of giving this guy some great organic media that airs out quickly! Thank you😃😄


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I've had 2 pots of these outdoors and they are each probably at least double the size of last year's growths.
Each have new growths almost 12in tall. I've never seen such huge growths. The secret ? I don't know except to say the bottom 1/3 of the pots are composted horse manure and I believe I have tended to 'overwater' them this time around. Illinois weather must have also contributed.
Hoping for a fantastic bloom display from these. My millennium magic are already spiking on smaller bulbs than last year ! Weird.
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Nice shoot. Shame the other two aborted!
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It is a shame, but there's always next year. I adopted this one from a friend who wasn't thrilled with it's color. So as a project I'm growing it in the highest light it'll handle just to see if I can improve the color. Potting her up in a nice open media sounds great, I can water and feed it often😆
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It is a shame, but there's always next year. I adopted this one from a friend who wasn't thrilled with it's color. So as a project I'm growing it in the highest light it'll handle just to see if I can improve the color. Potting her up in a nice open media sounds great, I can water and feed it often😆
I forget I can upload pictures😋

I am also tracking progress and sharing tons of photos on my Orchid- themed Instagram, I can be found under @orchidtraveler
I ran my Fred Clarke on 50% light and 150ppm nitrate 3 or 4 times a week. It's a lot bigger than the back bulb it grew from and is putting out 3 shoots.
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That sounds like an amazing plan, I don't have an accurate light reading, but from shadow tests I'd say it's at least 50%, maybe just a little brighter. Thank you! 😊


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Catasetum what a wonderful genera of orchids always fascinating


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