Cypripedium Chauncey
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.

Cypripedium Chauncey
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 04-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Longroots Longroots is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default Cypripedium Chauncey

I got this Chauncey Late March (UK) and it's buds seem to be doing ok, albeit a little droopy which worries me a little. Also the leaves are very pale and have a few brown dried parts that makes me think it's recieved too much light? It's been on my patio and has had some midday sun. I've now moved it to a shadier area.

The moss I've added, as before the leaves were slightly limp even watering every other day, so the moss locks a little moisture in to it's pumice-turface-perlite mix. I now continue to water every other day. Any advice, especially from UK growers? Very little, if any forums have discussions of terrestrial orchids such Cypripediums, even less so specifically in the UK. I've attached some images, I can obviously take more.

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Cypripedium Chauncey-img_20210426_141135-jpg   Cypripedium Chauncey-img_20210426_141146-jpg  

Last edited by Longroots; 04-26-2021 at 09:38 AM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes neophyte, SADE2020 liked this post
  #2  
Old 04-26-2021, 11:10 AM
neophyte's Avatar
neophyte neophyte is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 791
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

Wow, nice! I can't grow these in my area so I don't have any first-hand experience, but I would agree with you that the leaves looks like they're receiving a bit too much light.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2021, 11:12 AM
Longroots Longroots is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neophyte View Post
Wow, nice! I can't grow these in my area so I don't have any first-hand experience, but I would agree with you that the leaves looks like they're receiving a bit too much light.
Thanks, it's nice to know that someone agrees so I feel more confident with what I'm doing with it. I bought these thinking they'd be easier to care for than they are, but that just kind of makes them more exciting to grow.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes neophyte liked this post
  #4  
Old 04-27-2021, 11:27 AM
neophyte's Avatar
neophyte neophyte is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 791
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

Also, you've been fertilizing regularly, right? From what I'm reading online these like to be fertilized well during the active growth season.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2021, 11:56 AM
Longroots Longroots is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

I've not fertalized that often to be honest. I'll give it some when I get home, although I've heard the opposite, and that like a lot of European terrestrial orchids they grow in drier, less fertile soils
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes neophyte liked this post
  #6  
Old 04-27-2021, 12:40 PM
neophyte's Avatar
neophyte neophyte is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 791
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

Maybe use granulated/slow-release fertilizer or liquid fertilizer at less than full strength?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2021, 12:46 PM
Longroots Longroots is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Cypripedium Chauncey
Default

I'll use a 1/4 strength multi purpose/tomato feed
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2021, 10:37 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Cypripedium Chauncey
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 13,142
Cypripedium Chauncey Male
Default

By the way... there are two Cypripedium alliance fora here: One for Paphiopedilum, and one for the other genera. This might get more views in the correct forum. I'm going to ask a moderator to move it.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-04-2021, 12:27 AM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 7,278
Cypripedium Chauncey Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
By the way... there are two Cypripedium alliance fora here: One for Paphiopedilum, and one for the other genera. This might get more views in the correct forum. I'm going to ask a moderator to move it.
Will do.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists (New page for August 2021)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
chauncey, day, leaves, moss, pumice-turface-perlite


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
Cypripedium in the garden kavanaru Cypripedium Alliance - others 11 01-10-2020 10:08 AM
Cypripedium pod Jago Cypripedium Alliance - others 0 06-09-2019 10:18 AM
Cypripedium parviflorum In Situ MrHappyRotter Cypripedium Alliance - others 3 06-17-2018 11:54 AM
First Cypripedium!!! :):):) King_of_orchid_growing:) Cypripedium Alliance - others 21 12-12-2009 04:03 PM
Unknown Cypripedium (I believe it is a species) RosieC Cypripedium Alliance - others 6 04-03-2009 02:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.