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Paph. Chonsuke Atsugi

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Ray, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    I think this was an Orchid Inn acquisition. Just opened overnight; I'm hoping it will flatten a bit.

    The only AOS award listed in Orchid Wiz is a reciprocal with 3 flowers and 2 buds, with redder flowers and a natural spread of 14.2 cm. This single blossom (I assume due to the Conco-Bellatulum being the seed parent) is currently at 15.5 cm NS. Behind my hand is a bud on another growth.

    I'm not likely to get it judged, but it IS a keeper.

    Grown in S/H culture in a 1 quart (~5") pot. My tap water is quite pure @ ~110 ppm TDS (tested by JR Peters Lab), of which about 1/2 is added Ca by the town to compensate for the sourness brought about by 25 ppm S. It is flooded about 3-4x/week in the hot, hot summer. I apply ~100 ppm N K-Lite weekly, 1 tablespoon/gal Kelpak monthly (lately, a second time in the month, especially when in active growth) and Quantum-Total @ 1 oz/gal, also monthly.

    e-spice, Arne, sam1147 and 3 others like this.
  2. e-spice

    e-spice Member

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    That's striking. Nice growing Ray.
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    I'm not much of a paph lover, but that is really nice.