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'my jewels' are popping!

Posted by wallisadi deland (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 31, 12 at 16:13

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Wow! Very pretty! Are they a soil orchid?


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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?


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


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

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


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 1, 12 at 19:28

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


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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?


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What are they?


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


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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.:)


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 2, 12 at 19:45

EZ.:)

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

Tom


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


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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!


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSLFl (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 6, 12 at 13:21

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


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At about 3/4 bloom
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Hester


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

Katie


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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!


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


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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


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