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Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By SouthPark
O.A. ------ Fred Clarke even mentioned at one...

O.A. ------ Fred Clarke even mentioned at one stage that - if bulbs become shriveled to some point, then adding a dash of water to the media can help plump them up again. Here, I also assume that...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By SouthPark
Beautiful and elegant! Excellent photo shots too.

Beautiful and elegant! Excellent photo shots too.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By SouthPark
Will be a pleasure to upload the flower pics once...

Will be a pleasure to upload the flower pics once it opens Sam.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By SouthPark
Will definitely post pics MGP when this one...

Will definitely post pics MGP when this one opens. Fingers crossed that it turns out ok hahaha.

Interesting that somebody had named this 'No. 2' haha.

Maybe nobody is then bold enough to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By SouthPark
It is true what E.S. mentioned - about the lip...

It is true what E.S. mentioned - about the lip features being different.

I ordered a Hanne Popow to go with my Grouville. I really like the shape and colour of slippers like these ones - including...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-09-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By SouthPark
Some flowers maybe fully open now. A couple...

Some flowers maybe fully open now.

A couple of images allowing different amounts of light through the lens. In the shade, the flowers are quite dark indeed - and the images give some appearance of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-09-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By SouthPark
max ----- wait for the flower to open up more...

max ----- wait for the flower to open up more before comparing. There may be certain features that are not the same as the open-flower pic. Eg. petal shape could be different.

The pink colour is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-09-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By SouthPark
For outdoors, I just pop Den. discolor into...

For outdoors, I just pop Den. discolor into relatively large diameter and relatively deep pots of scoria. So - unless a huge cyclone or tornado comes along, there's no way that the pot is going to...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-09-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By SouthPark
Adding a couple of nice pics from this morning....

Adding a couple of nice pics from this morning. The higher amount of light illuminating the flowers reveals the dark burgundy colour. But when the illumination is less - what the people say is indeed...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-08-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By SouthPark
coole93 ...... nice to know that you're happy...

coole93 ...... nice to know that you're happy with that one. I'd definitely be happy with that one. Post more pics later of this flower when it opens up more.

It is true ---- countless results are...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-08-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By SouthPark
Nice! That will teach them to send you the wrong...

Nice! That will teach them to send you the wrong orchid. This one looks fantastic.

But if you're really after a particular style or look ----- then the best approach will be to just contact...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-07-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By SouthPark
Opened a bit more today. Nearly there now. ...

Opened a bit more today. Nearly there now.

Google drive link (higher res) : Pic link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EkUxQF-0PxhehTQJ9GQ20s6npPl9OWF9/view?usp=sharing)

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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-07-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By SouthPark
heheh ...... the pic in the opening post has a...

heheh ...... the pic in the opening post has a leaf on the lower right-hand side that gives the impression of boisduval scale attack or mealybug attack etc.

All under control though! It is just...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-07-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By SouthPark
Rlc. Memoria Crispin Rosales 'No. 2'

This bud was under the radar hehe. Just after watering the orchids, I just noticed something sticking out the side of a leaf, and turned out to be flower bud. The spike (which was a sheathless one)...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-07-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By SouthPark
This calls for this audio experience here ........

This calls for this audio experience here ..... (link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ql63ATVtDNvn2HLOYOwE0KFunsgg7jKA/view?usp=sharing))
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-07-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By SouthPark
This a beautiful photo.

This a beautiful photo.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-07-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By SouthPark
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! That's what we...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what we like to see. And the red tinge should be ok. Just make sure to not blast the orchid with too strong a light --- such as high power sun. Otherwise, if the...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-07-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By SouthPark
maxx ----- my growing area is in the tropics, so...

maxx ----- my growing area is in the tropics, so I haven't used heating mats before. But the concept is really about a heating mechanism that has enough power to maintain a suitable temperature...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-07-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By SouthPark
Most welcome Max. One possibly workable option...

Most welcome Max. One possibly workable option might be to have a heat mat. Even if the bulb temperature is cooler ....... it may be that keeping the media and root temperature warm enough could sort...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-07-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By SouthPark
In the tropics here (where I live) ------ I repot...

In the tropics here (where I live) ------ I repot my orchids as soon as they arrive in the mail (shipping). I cut the sticky tape off the box, get the orchid out, then repot.

It's also mainly...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-07-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By SouthPark
Hi there maxxx ..... some online sources reckon...

Hi there maxxx ..... some online sources reckon that recommended growing daytime temperature range from 27 degree C upward. Must be a limit of course ..... so maybe up to 37 degree C max.

If too...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-07-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By SouthPark
Dorchid and Jeff ------ totally agree! I didn't...

Dorchid and Jeff ------ totally agree! I didn't know the behaviour before - as in I didn't expect that they do a fairly abrupt darkening just prior to flower opening time. I recently started to...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-06-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By SouthPark
Finally - some opening activity! The nice...

Finally - some opening activity!

The nice thing is that my memory didn't fail me when I recalled that the seller did mention the flowers are meant to be very dark ('black') in colour like an 'SVO...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-05-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By SouthPark
True. There are lots of possible factors that...

True. There are lots of possible factors that contribute to the growing activity. If an orchid just happens to arrive during some particular time like a relatively cold time, then that could be a...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-04-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By SouthPark
I love the greeny yellow tepals and the very nice...

I love the greeny yellow tepals and the very nice lip and colours. Beautiful.
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