'my jewels' are popping!

wallisadiJanuary 31, 2012

jewel orchid

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zzackey(8b GA)

Wow! Very pretty! Are they a soil orchid?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 5:48PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

Wow, your jewels look really healthy. I almost lost mine to mealy bug last year so I'm happy they're still alive, not that that keeps me from wanting more. Ever gone to EFG orchids?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 7:10PM
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marcia_m(5 and 9)

I have never heard of them--they look neat! Will have to look them up.
Marcia

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 8:10PM
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hester_2009

Mine too! I love this plant - seeing your pics makes me realize I need to devide mine - thanks
Hester

    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 8:37AM
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wallisadi

divide, cut, they root so easy, have ten or more pots of them..pretty cold hardy to.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 4:45PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Yes they are, beautiful!!! Not sure what the problem is here, every time I've tried them they die. Heat and humidity? Salt intolerance? :-(

    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 7:28PM
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judyk_2008(9 DeLeon Sprs)

Mine are blooming too, but they are very leggy. Do you pinch them back, or just take cuttings of the ends to keep them more compact?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 10:58AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

What are they?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 2:37PM
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hester_2009

Jewel orchid - best grown in pots and like water.
I don't pinch yet but mine haven't become too leggy yet.
Hester

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 3:31PM
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wallisadi

just cut them and pot'em, mg soil, easy.....i've stuck a few broken off pieces in a pot while passing it and ya got more....orchid nurseries command a high buck for 'em....EZ.:)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 5:09PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

EZ.:)

So you say, I guess I'll stick with the lack of salt tolerance :-(

Tom

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 7:45PM
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rene09

Mine is blooming also! The correct name is Ludisia Discolor! Yhey are a ground orchid & so easy to grow!!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 8:46PM
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Irma_StPete(z9 FL)

Mine grow in small pots on the sill outside my kitchen window. At night if I turn the nearby porch light on, it gives a beautiful glow to the stems/buds/flowers. I look forward all year for these stems to emerge.
Hester, the view from above of yours filling a round pot is wonderful!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 12:05PM
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katkin_gw

Tom, I can't grow them either. I've half dead ones I am going to repot now and try again. Wish me luck.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 1:21PM
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hester_2009

At about 3/4 bloom

Hester

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 1:59PM
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zoo-katie(FL10)

Beautiful! I lost mine last year before it ever bloomed :(

Katie

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 12:38PM
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wallisadi

lady at the farmer's market on 44 in deland, 10 bucks for a four inch cup of 'em....yesterday..i give them away.....incredible!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 5:17PM
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rene09

Hester, mine looks about like yours! can't seem to post pics here!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 10:45AM
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hester_2009

rene-
there are lots of instructions on how to post pics - you may have already tried so here's my tip of the day! I can't do it on Firefox but I can on Internet Explorer. Probably my fault, but as long as it works, I'll leave it be!
Enjoy your orchid - I brought mine in and have it on my table -it made me happy to look at it while I was obsessing about the cold!
Hester

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 11:38AM
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