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Jackfowlieara (Jkf.) Tzeng-Wen Prince 'Azalea'

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Zora, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. Zora

    Zora New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Greg asked me to show this beautiful and rare plant that is one of the orchids he sent me. He said there are only two of these in the world and I have one of them. Wow, I'm lucky. It's been at my home for 4 years so far. I have to admit that I didn't like it very much at first because I don't like red. Lol. But now it's one of my favourites because it presents perfectly. It blooms every year, sometimes twice a year. Also, it smells quite pleasant and it is a bit like camellias. I like its color of the latter blooming than the earlier, which is more fuchsia red rather than a scarlet with a bit of orange. However, the flower period is a bit short that is the only downside. If the temperature is colder, a single flower would last 10 days or so, but if the weather is too hot, it could last a week the most.

    Greg used moss and bark as a medium and he told me to water it once a week. It was growing so fast and the roots were stretching out of the pot quickly. After a year, I repotted it into a larger pot and I changed medium as full moss that it can hold water longer, then I can water it with light fertilizer once a month in winter and two weeks in summer. Well, I am a lazy gardener. Lol..

    I was totally ignorant of orchids before having those orchids that Greg sent me. At first, I thought the old stems would bloom every year and I was worried it grows so fast that I have to change the pot bigger and bigger and my balcony is not big enough. Lol.. Later, I knew about it better and I found out only new stems would grow sheaths. It grows several new stems every year and the old stems will be withering at the same time, so my job is just to change the medium and cut the yellow leaves and stems. But it still grows so big now (see the last pic). Greg advised me to keep its present state because it looks so magnificent. But I will try to divide a part of it if it grows too thrive in the future.

    Now it's growing five new sheaths and I am going to change its medium again after blooming. I hope you like it.

    Have a nice day!

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  2. gjanick

    gjanick Member

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    Fantastic post, fantastic plant, fantastic English, fantastic pictures!
     
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  3. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure who Greg is. Nice flowers - however, not a species.
     
  4. Zora

    Zora New Member

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    Sorry, I'm new here. I should've posted it in Orchid Hybrids, right?
     
  5. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    No problem! I think someone moved it.
     
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