FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Talk about anything you want in this forum.

Moderator: Matt

By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#141312
If you choose the right orchid you'd be surprised just how easy they can be to grow. My Phalaenopsis Kolibri was wilting quite dramatically but with an extra misting a day (I mist my orchids every day instead of watering under the tap once a week) and having been moved to my pinguicula shelf its leaves have perked up beautifully and it has grown a new, thick root! I can't wait to see if it flowers for me again.

My other orchid which is a dyed royal blue (I didn't know it was dyed or I wouldn't have asked for it for my birthday) is currently about to bloom :) The stalk is MASSIVE! I can't begin to describe how excited I was when I saw the plant was flowering!

They're definately worth looking into!
By CPcaregiver
Posts:  463
Joined:  Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:41 pm
#141314
From the hours (and hours) of research I have done concerning slipper orchids,I've discovered they are no harder to grow than Phala's.(Moth Orchids ;) )
And, as a child, I always had the faintest admiration for these lovely flowers,to which I hope to expand into my collection.
Not limiting myself to mere carnivorous plants, I believe
Daniel_G wrote: No good horticulturist can restrict themselves to one section of plants.
....Well there you go. :D
And,believe it or not,My great-grandfather was a successful Orchid horticulturist!! Either an elaborate coincidence,or my sub-conscience is telling me something...
By CPcaregiver
Posts:  463
Joined:  Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:41 pm
#141326
I say again.
CPcaregiver wrote:Either an elaborate coincidence,or my sub-conscience is telling me something...
:lol: When pondering the mater,it seems to be a rather fortunate series of coincidental events.I mean,my great-grandfather was seriously into all kinds of orchids,and had many of them.
Then,3 generations later,I'm following in his footsteps.I never met the guy,and I didn't know about his hobby until recently,you got to admit that's pretty cool. :)
CPcaregiver liked this
By jrmc114064
Posts:  381
Joined:  Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:15 am
#141534
Grey wrote:If you choose the right orchid you'd be surprised just how easy they can be to grow. My Phalaenopsis Kolibri was wilting quite dramatically but with an extra misting a day (I mist my orchids every day instead of watering under the tap once a week) and having been moved to my pinguicula shelf its leaves have perked up beautifully and it has grown a new, thick root! I can't wait to see if it flowers for me again.

My other orchid which is a dyed royal blue (I didn't know it was dyed or I wouldn't have asked for it for my birthday) is currently about to bloom :) The stalk is MASSIVE! I can't begin to describe how excited I was when I saw the plant was flowering!

They're definately worth looking into!
What light source do you use for your plants.
  • 1
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 102

Sounds like a unique style! I made mead once back […]

New donor, new cross

It should be tradition to send the seed bank ma[…]

Looking for Sun Pitcher :)

Sure. https://carnivorousplantnursery.com/produc[…]

Keeping a LSM top cover alive

Hi - along with most things it grows best in the c[…]

Hello, please, I would like to ask you if you have[…]

Drosera binata "T-Form" (Self-Fertile) -[…]

for the bonus i would like to try Drosera burmanni[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!