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Den tetragonum var giganteum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Alexis, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Ok, I'm dyin' here! I have a beautiful member of this species, vegetatively speaking; but I have never bloomed it in the 2+ years I've had it. And NOW, 2 days before I'm leaving town for 2 weeks, I notice multiple buds on 5 growths. YAY! But CRAP, I'm going to miss the flowering.

    Anybody know how long it takes from bud set to open flowers? How long do the flowers last? I really want to see this one.

    TIA!
     
  2. Tropic

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    If just for two weeks, you will probably still see the flowers when you return and it might be at the best show time. Good luck.
     
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    so, are you saying we have 2 weeks to raid your place???
    Have a great trip!
     
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    How far along are the buds, Alexis?


    Where ya goin'? :cool:
     
  5. Tom-DE

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    Congrats, Alexis! Your plant probably will send out another group or two of flowers for the season after this blooming. The flowers on mine lasted about 10 days.
     
  6. Alexis

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    "so, are you saying we have 2 weeks to raid your place???" No, Ron, that is NOT what I'm saying. Unless you can get past the big dude we have housesitting! :p

    The buds are still pretty small, probably about 2.5cm long. With what everyone is saying, I'm thinking I may be able to see the blooms - or another flush of them - when I return. That's good news.

    MJ, we're heading to OHIO (Columbus), to visit the folks for xmas. We'll be there for a few days, and then we meander our way back south. We don't have an itinerary, we just see what we can find to explore. It's an annual trek!
     
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    Oh man, I wish I was going home.

    Planning any orchid stops?
     
  8. Alexis

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    If I had my way, we'd make our way east thru PA (Parkside) then head in a northerly direction to CT (J &L). And THEN head South. I suspect I'd be left by the side of the road if I suggest that, though...

    So no, I don't think I'll be visiting any orchid nurseries, unless we stumble on them. Anybody have any suggestions on where to stumble between Ohio and Florida? :D
     
  9. Mary Jane

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    How do you go up? Which route do you take?
     
  10. Alexis

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    We usually take a direct route North, via 75. When we head back South, we're all over the map!
     
  11. Mary Jane

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    I wonder if there is still a place on Signal Mt, TN?? You should shout at Ed M and see if he can help out. He lives right off 75.

    OMG! Stop and see Ed!
    Pick up a little something for me, while you're out it. A nice Phal species will suffice.

    Seriously, you should contact Ed and stop in to see him. He has beer, too.