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Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-27-2019, 01:32 AM
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Getting them through dormancy always seems to be...

Getting them through dormancy always seems to be a problem. Growing season is not so bad.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-03-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 66
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Thank you for the info. The problem has...

Thank you for the info.

The problem has always been during the summer periods when they go into dormancy.

This has always been the pattern in cultivation (for me, anyways).

They do extremely...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 03-06-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
If you want to know, I still have the 2 plants I...

If you want to know, I still have the 2 plants I got from the previous batch. The corms are still very much alive with the roots looking beautiful. They just don't have leaves.

The flower...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 03-06-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 66
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Out of complete frustration over losing the...

Out of complete frustration over losing the leaves to the 2 Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis, I have gotten 2 additional healthy and intact individuals.

And this time, I didn't get greedy and put...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 02-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
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Yes, they should retain their leaves all...

Yes, they should retain their leaves all throughout the winter.

No, they were not acclimated to the freezer.

But like I said, it is not necessary to grow them under snow. They grow just fine...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 02-04-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 66
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I'm not sure you want to see my current plants in...

I'm not sure you want to see my current plants in the condition they are in now...

Maybe when they recover - if they recover. The leaves are still around, they just look HORRIBLE! They are...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
It is possible, (and perhaps even easier), to...

It is possible, (and perhaps even easier), to just put the dormant tubers in a temperature controlled refrigerator for the summer, pot and all. Just don't put them in the freezer.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
Since there were questions about how cold Calypso...

Since there were questions about how cold Calypso bulbosa should be grown, I tried it out on my plants.

I put mine in the freezer.

From firsthand experience, I can safely say, I cannot and will...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 66
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It's cool enough, trust me, you don't have to...

It's cool enough, trust me, you don't have to make it snow or even put shaved ice on it. 63 F for a daytime temperature is plenty cool.

They're fine the way they are. I really wouldn't recommend...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-15-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
It has been done. There are at least 2...

It has been done.

There are at least 2 people I'm aware of who has done it.

One person is in Germany. I only know him as "Berthold". If I'm not mistaken, he has visited the OB before, but...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-15-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
As an aside note... Yes, Bletilla striata is...

As an aside note...

Yes, Bletilla striata is not a native of North America. It is native to China.

Rose Pogonia, I believe would be scientifically known as Pogonia ophioglossoides.

Arethusa...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-14-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 66
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Yes, I have heard of Arethusa bulbosa. Arethusa...

Yes, I have heard of Arethusa bulbosa. Arethusa bulbosa and Calypso bulbosa are not synonyms of each other. They are similar looking, but they're not the same species.

Arethusa bulbosa is...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-14-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
On the contrary! I don't think your latest...

On the contrary! I don't think your latest posting "Aki_James" should be ignored at all!

I think it could be a valid observation until proven otherwise.

It does seem odd that var americana...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
I'm not sure how correct I am in assuming this,...

I'm not sure how correct I am in assuming this, but according to what I have observed, while it is true that this species does require a cold to cool winter, I don't think it needs to be grown under...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
How about this... I'll just say that from...

How about this...

I'll just say that from what I've seen, each leaf of each plant still continued to grow and not wither away even when the daytime temperatures here got to be about 75 F during...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
How warm is it at your place right now?

How warm is it at your place right now?
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 12:59 AM
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I don't know how cold it gets where you live. ...

I don't know how cold it gets where you live.

If you're concerned about snow, I am not sure if the orchid can withstand snow. Maybe "Aki_James" can say, idk. It seems like he'd be the more...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
Oh, and I think they like it cold to...

Oh, and I think they like it cold to intermediate. I wouldn't go warmer than 80 F at any given time of the year. Maybe 85 F tops.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
Please re-read previous post, I added some stuff.

Please re-read previous post, I added some stuff.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
It is actually very easy to tell the difference...

It is actually very easy to tell the difference between var occidentalis from var americanus. You can tell from the markings alone. The americanus variant has less patterning.

"theroc1217", I...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-13-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,173
I thought Calypso bulbosa var occidentalis is a...

I thought Calypso bulbosa var occidentalis is a winter grower with a summer dormancy...

Every one I've ever tried followed that pattern.

I've had the best success with a mix of lots of bark, an...
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