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Old 06-25-2020, 02:27 PM
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I will not publicize the source of these seedlings but i will tell you that they gave me a full refund without any further questions beyond this picture..no harm, no foul and they seemed interested in my suggestions about better shipping in the future

I have two other lindenii, one is in a tree in the yard and i do nothing and it does little

the other is still also a baby ( i got it right out of a flask and have had it a year..it has grown but only minimally and i know it does not get enough light but i am too scared to put it brighter because it is so tiny and i fear will burn.

i digress.

so i bought this cork on ebay with three seedlings mounted, showing new growth and i was pleased with the price. what came was sad. they had nothing to give them moisture and the pic tells the story...
as you can see. all the crowns are dried, badly. is that it, good night sweet prince?


here is the ebay image and my opening the box pic
Coelogyne by J Solo, on Flickr



i set it in a dish of rainwater to moisten the cork and this is today.

still no plumpness to the crowns and that scares me.

thoughts??

Coelogyne by J Solo, on Flickr
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I don't think there are a lot of experts in growing this plant.... I could offer nothing but platitudes: If the growing points were still alive, they might live. They do go for weeks with no rain in habitat, and the humidity is lower at that time.
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thanks, i was thinking the same thing i just cant tell, yet, if they are dead....i'll keep it sitting in the water dish with good air movement and hope it holds it together
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DC--- it's summer rainy season so get it out there and supplement every day if you need to. I'd guess you might have a 50/50 shot but only because this is its growing season. I'd be soaking that baby 3-4 times a day at least and fertilize weekly.

How far did it travel? Looks like it might have got cooked?

good luck!

---------- Post added at 05:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:24 PM ----------

ps-----first one?

If it goes toes up on you , you still have some work to do to catch me. Those things are a bitch to grow, even where it should be easy like where we are.
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i have two others but barely LOL

see the first post

i'd love any insight you have


I was at Fakahatchee last week and it got my jones up!!!! lol

i had to drive across the state to, i kid you not, make a phone call....it required a collier area code...parts of collier have the dade zip :doh:

lol

good news is i always stop to look for cool stuff i did not see any but i was still stoked
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DC, those look pretty rough but keep maintaining them as best you can. The central axis area is where the new growth comes from and not sure you have much left to start anything. Though orchids are resilient and they may surprise me!

Here's my very limited experience with the ghost:

I purchased mine in March, before the world started melting down. He was mounted on cork and was told if kept in warm and humid conditions it would be fine. I kept it warm and humid in my mini greenhouse indoor grow area and it really didn't do much. I misted twice a day in the AM and PM, added some Spanish moss for extra moisture holding power and waited.

Around the end of May I noticed some action! A new root tip was poking out of the axis, OMG! I kept up what I was doing and things were looking good.

Except I decided to put it outside when it was raining and warm. I didn't have a way to hold up the mount so I just leaned against a pot. It fell over and there was a cavity in the cork that pooled water and by the next day the plant had drowned. 😫😲🤬

I was pretty upset with myself, should have left it inside where it was doing well but couldn't leave well enough alone. I was mad and decided to check out eBay. There was a very reasonable flask of dendros available that I decided to pull the trigger on.

Plants needed to be deflasked ASAP when I got them. Took me a few days as I was traveling for work but I did as soon as I could. I got a lot of very nice plants, a few bigger than the one I had previously purchased!

I have put them in the humid growspace. I'd say I have a dozen that are close to mountable size and another dozen that are gonna be major projects. This MN dude is doing his best to try and succeed with the FLA ghosts on the second try!

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I have no experience with that species, but have read several reports where being on a mesh surface (hardware cloth, in fact) seemed to be better than a flat surface.
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I made a little mount of hygrolon over plastic light diffuser.
I’ll rest it in a dish i can use as a reservoir and then find it a home in the patio where it can get AM light and bright shade after.
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