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Forum: Terrarium Gardening 07-06-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Andrew
Assuming there are no legal issues with...

Assuming there are no legal issues with collecting the mosses etc, bear in mind that wild material may harbour pests and pathogens that could cause havoc in your snug terrarium environment. It's...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Andrew
I sent Troy the seed a couple of years ago. It's...

I sent Troy the seed a couple of years ago. It's good to see he had success with it and that it's being spread around.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-15-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Andrew
They's are one of the easier Australian...

They's are one of the easier Australian terrestrials to deflask. Thelymitra inflata and brevifolia are pauciflora-types and are good species to cut your teeth on. Now should be a good time for you to...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-24-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By Andrew
The parent are as follows: D. Cardior =...

The parent are as follows:
D. Cardior = cardinalis x (uniflora x (racemosa x uniflora)
D. Langleyensis = racemosa x tripetaloides
D. Unimeyer = uniflora x (uniflora x cardinalis) x uniflora)
...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 03-20-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By Andrew
Yes, they're sitting in about 1 inch of water. I...

Yes, they're sitting in about 1 inch of water. I use rainwater in the trays and add fertiliser until I get to around 100-150 ppm TDS. The water gets changed every week. An Ebb and Flow system has...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 03-19-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By Andrew
I think cutting the flower stem is the simplest...

I think cutting the flower stem is the simplest and most effective way of redirecting the energy it was going to expend sending up a flower into tuber and stolon growth. Iíve had a lot of...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 03-18-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By Andrew
I tend not to accept defeat so easily with Disa....

I tend not to accept defeat so easily with Disa. Large, flowering plants should produce a replacement tuber as well as several stolons. I do lose the occassional Disa to flowering but itís not a...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 03-10-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By Andrew
The flowers of Berry are quite a different shape...

The flowers of Berry are quite a different shape to kingianum. The lateral petals of Berry tend to be lot larger and more spatulate than you get with true kingianum which gives them a strongly...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-23-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Andrew
Den gracillimum x Speciokingianum is Den Sun...

Den gracillimum x Speciokingianum is Den Sun Sprite
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-11-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,497
Posted By Andrew
Jumping in on an aging thread as well. I tend...

Jumping in on an aging thread as well.
I tend not to grow too many duplicates but about 1/4 to 1/3 of my orchids consist of multiple forms of different species and hybrids. Why? Just because theyre...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-08-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By Andrew
Heinrich Beyrle...

Heinrich Beyrle (http://www.myorchids.de/main1.htm) should be able to ship internationally. A few US members on this forum have ordered from him and seem to be happy with what he sent. Be aware that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-05-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By Andrew
Hard to say. Looking at their other listings, I...

Hard to say. Looking at their other listings, I don't think they're selling anything that would be hard to get in Germany. However, several and possibly all of the photos in Paradiso123's listings...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Andrew
Yes, several of the larger Australian genera were...

Yes, several of the larger Australian genera were split up. The majority of people still use the lumped genera and the popularity of the split genera amongst botanists and laymen seems to vary...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-23-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Andrew
Where do the general views of the terrestrial...

Where do the general views of the terrestrial grower/amateur naturalist community in the UK and Europe fit on the Kew => Delforge spectrum of naming these orchids? Do people generally favour fewer or...
Forum: Propagation 01-20-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By Andrew
I've never had the need to grow Corybas from seed...

I've never had the need to grow Corybas from seed so I don't have experience flasking them. However, I usually sow Australian terrestrials by sterilising the seed for 8min sterilisation in 10%...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-19-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Andrew
Are you asking when you should repot a compot? So...

Are you asking when you should repot a compot? So long as the plants aren't running into problems you can usually leave them until the beginning of the growing season, next autumn. At that stage the...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-18-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By Andrew
That sounds about right. :lol: I don't know...

That sounds about right. :lol:
I don't know which Diuris are available in the UK but a lot of the species with long tubers like orientis, longifolia, etc flower better in their second or third...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-18-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By Andrew
Steve, Personally I find the Europeans harder...

Steve,
Personally I find the Europeans harder to grow than many Australian terrestrials so the problems the English growers have with Corybas might be due to familiarity with how Australian...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-17-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
The easiest way to stop a Disa flowering is to...

The easiest way to stop a Disa flowering is to cut the spike off as it starts to grow. I use a low phosphate fertiliser although truth be told I use this more out of habit. A more balanced...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
Pink, orange, yellow... depends on the uniflora....

Pink, orange, yellow... depends on the uniflora. The flowers are going to be on the smallish side due to the tripetaloides but you should also get good number of flowers per spike.

If you want...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
If these are seedlings, I'd advise against...

If these are seedlings, I'd advise against letting them flower in the first year and I definitely wouldn't be setting seed. IME, Disa sect. Disa are pretty quick to flower and they will often flower...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
If you have the option of buying potted up...

If you have the option of buying potted up plants, I'd give a Trikew a go, see how you go for a year and if you're successful look at buying flasks to expand your collection.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,676
Posted By Andrew
I've been tossing up whether or not to post on...

I've been tossing up whether or not to post on this thread since last time this topic was brought up there was some garbage about orchid-crushing pythons roaming the everglades.

From Carlos' blog:...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-09-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
Interesting. I usually get very high survival out...

Interesting. I usually get very high survival out of Disa flasks. Do the mature plants grow well for you? I find uniflora and it's hybrids pretty easy to grow, so it might just come down to...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-04-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,152
Posted By Andrew
I pretty much do what is described on the Western...

I pretty much do what is described on the Western Orchids (http://www.westernorchids.com.au/orchid-deflasking-cultivation.html) site (scroll about 3/4 down the page). I don't use a lengthy, hardening...
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