Masdevallia Dragon Gem
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.

Masdevallia Dragon Gem
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 02-13-2018, 03:52 PM
Tindomul's Avatar
Tindomul Tindomul is offline
Moderator
Masdevallia Dragon Gem
 

Join Date: May 2005
Zone: 7b
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Age: 38
Posts: 19,098
Default Masdevallia Dragon Gem

Hi all,

I have had this plant for some time. Two weeks ago I noticed it had to spikes and today the first of the two bloomed. This is my first success with any Masdies bearing the name ayabacana or ignea. It's my first plant with ignea in it period. The bloom seems to be a bit assymetrical (humidity issues) but I love the colours! I love the purple border.

The official name is Masdevallia ignea Mh. x Masdevallia ayabacana.
Anyone know what the Mh stands for?

Finally, if I could name it, I would name it Inca Red Star. Maybe.
Attached Thumbnails
Masdevallia Dragon Gem-masdevallia-ignea-mh-ayabacana-01-jpg  
__________________
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

Goblin Market
by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Last edited by Tindomul; 02-14-2018 at 05:20 PM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 4 Likes
  #2  
Old 02-13-2018, 09:30 PM
WhiteRabbit's Avatar
WhiteRabbit WhiteRabbit is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: May 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 26,529
Default

Ooo! Beautiful!
__________________
-Sonya

Where ever you go, there you are ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-13-2018, 09:41 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8,373
Masdevallia Dragon Gem
Default

Spectacular!
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:57 PM
DeaC's Avatar
DeaC DeaC is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2014
Zone: 6b
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,834
Masdevallia Dragon Gem Female
Default

Just googled a bit and am thinking it's a misprinted label. Masdevallia Harryana popped up on some sites indicating the more orangy or fiery colors which you have. Maybe this helps? Your plant is fantastic,btw.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-14-2018, 01:03 PM
rbarata rbarata is online now
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 2,616
Masdevallia Dragon Gem Male
Default

Tindo, I'm always amazed by the photos you post.
I have a request...is it possible for you to post a photo of your setup where you grow them?
I can't grow them naturally due to high temps and low HR but, in Queens, I guess you don't have that possibility too.
So, I thought...maybe the solution is simple.
__________________
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-14-2018, 02:17 PM
No-Pro-mwa's Avatar
No-Pro-mwa No-Pro-mwa is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Zone: 4a
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 7,869
Masdevallia Dragon Gem Female
Default

Well done. It's a beauty. My ignea bloomed last year now because of a very bad blunder on my part I am trying to save it. I have never seen this cross, where did you get it?
__________________
Shannon
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Tindomul's Avatar
Tindomul Tindomul is offline
Moderator
Masdevallia Dragon Gem
 

Join Date: May 2005
Zone: 7b
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Age: 38
Posts: 19,098
Default

Hi guys! Thanks for the responses.

1) I got this cross from Ecuagenera, but the label is from Peruflora. Maybe Ecuagenera got it from Peruflora. Edit: I just looked it up on RHS Orchid Register. This hybrid has been registered under the name of Dragon Gem. You can find it here: http://www.ecuagenera.com/Masdevallia-Dragon-Gem/en

2) That is an odd mislabelling. I got to look into it too. Now I am very curious.

3) Thanks for liking the photo and flower. I feel that the flower is a bit assymetrical probably due to a few days of low humidity during the development of the bud. It does have a second bud which I hope develops better.


4) Attached are some pictures of my setup. It is in a small room. I have a misting system from Mist King. I have two humidifiers, wish I had more. It's a pain having to keep tabs on water levels, but it's better than hand watering them every single day.
The plants are potted in expanded clay balls in clay pots with 1-3 in plastic semi-hydro pots. I did drill holes in the clay pots, and siliconed shut the bottom drainage hole to make it like a semihydro system.
I put them all in planting trays.
I keep the air conditioner running on fan only in the witner and full blast in the summer. The room stays very cool all year.
Its a room with southern exposure, but the sun is too high in the sky in the summer months for direct light. However, in the winter, they get direct sun all day. That being said, the window is narrow enough that there are always some plants in the shade as the sun moves from east to west. The plants on the right get sun early and the middle plants are blasted during mid day, while the plants on the left get their dose of the sun in the afternoon.
The whole thing requires very little maintenance,
if I spend 20 minutes a week on it, it was a too much.
Attached Thumbnails
Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnail-1-jpg   Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnail-4-jpg   Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnail-3-jpg   Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnail-2-jpg   Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnail-jpg  

Masdevallia Dragon Gem-thumbnal-jpg  
__________________
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

Goblin Market
by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Last edited by Tindomul; 02-14-2018 at 05:21 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ayabacana, ignea, love, masdevallia, plant


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
warm growing Pleurothallids? swords Pleurothallis Alliance 19 08-08-2016 07:43 AM
Masdevallia's leaf problems tweakerbee Pests & Diseases 3 05-16-2014 02:32 PM
Masdevallia ignea unterallgaier Pleurothallis Alliance 12 01-28-2013 10:52 AM
Masdevallia veitchiana x ignea IncredibleOrchids Pleurothallis Alliance 3 10-18-2010 06:24 PM
Masdevallia ayabacana Tom-DE Pleurothallis Alliance 7 07-02-2009 12:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.