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    Normally, I tend to think that plant size is one of the factors that determine when a plant is ready to flower. However, I recall that RSS had just received his small U. geminiloba when it decided to flower. I had a similar experience with a 1' plug of U. nelumbifolia. Here's a U. asplundii in a 'pot' a bit over 1" (it's one of those coffee 'K-cups')


    Now - here's my original U. quelchii (as of today) - which has yet to even consider flowering in my care

    This plant has been growing like a weed for years (notice the penny on lower left side of pot). I've got a U. humboldtii with leaves 16-18" high and 2.5" wide -- but it's not the one that is sending up a stalk -- it's the much smaller one in the window ... Plant size may be a factor in flowering but it's definitely not the only one ...

    Edit: I just noticed that James posted a flowering U. quelchii (aaargh)

    Later edit: Within a few days of posting that pic, the U. quelchii sent up a flower stalk. Within ~2 weeks, there were two more ...
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    holy ishtar.... that is one phenomenal portion of quelchii i have ever seen in my life.
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    U. nephro x nelumbi



    same bulging eyes like the one that Ron posted

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    Cool beans!
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Hey Ron, any progress on the synthetic slabs? How are those working for you? I think I have enough to start propagating campbelliana and was wondering if you've had a positive experience thus far
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    Hey Ron, any progress on the synthetic slabs? How are those working for you? I think I have enough to start propagating campbelliana and was wondering if you've had a positive experience thus far
    I'm not Ron, but I've been unimpressed with orchid growth on them so far. They stay quite wet, and I've actually rotted Lepanthes mounted to them

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    Oh no.... How often were you watering goods?
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    I don't water the mount at all. The only moisture I was providing it was through the passive wicking from the bottom.

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