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    .Pterostylis curta repotting question

    I grow 10 forms of P. curta and over 400 varieties of other Australian terrestrial orchids. The best time to repot is always when the plants are fully dormant and before they begin to regrow. Once the rosettes have died off in late spring, wait another few weeks until the stolons have also...
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    Esperance, Western Australia habitat info

    That's only a selection of what can be found in the area too. I was fortunate enough to visit about 20 years ago and have been itching to get back ever since. All of the species are in cultivation.
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    Drosera murfetii

    My experiences relate to mainland Australian populations of D. arcturi and not relevant to comments above regarding NZ north island forms. I can confirm that the populations here do experience at least 3 months of the year where they are buried beneath a significant amount of snow. As far as I...
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    australian terrestrial orchids

    They are all easy to grow species. The Chiloglottis can be kept damp even during dormancy. These are all species that I'd begin to water in late January down here.
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    australian terrestrial orchids

    Obviously my seasons are opposite to yours so you'll need to adjust. My plants are grown in a complex mix of co**** sand, finer sand, 8mm pine bark, loam, composted leaf mould (containg Eucalyptus, Casuarina and silky oak), blood and bone as well as various trace elements. Watering commences in...
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    australian terrestrial orchids

    Hello Jeff, I have tried to respond to your PM but it doesn't appear to be working for me. I currently grow a large range of species from the following genera- Pterostylis, Diplodium, Linguella, Taurantha, Bunochilus, Plumatochilus, Oligochaetochilus, Drakaea, Spiculaea, Elythranthera...
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    australian terrestrial orchids

    Yes. I have around 300 pots of them.
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    Thelymitra crinita

    Looking forward to the "better pic" Mine are only in leaf at the moment with no signs of flower scapes. The warm weather must have kicked yours along quickly.
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    Australian Terrestrial Orchids

    My Caladenia flava's have hit the surface in the past week but no signs of any Elythranthera yet. The WA species are a bit behind my eastern Australian species (the majority of the collection). Most Diplodium species are currently in mass flower, as are a few Acianthus and Chiloglottis species.
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    Australian Terrestrial Orchids

    My T. crinita forms and D. magnifica have been up for about 3 weeks now. It will be interesting to compare the growth rates.
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    Australian Terrestrial Orchids

    Sounds like a good substrate. I'd be using plenty of the coarse sand to keep it open.
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    Australian Terrestrial Orchids

    For those interested in images of plants in the wild from my home state of Victoria here in south eastern Australia, one of the worlds terrestrial orchid hotspots. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51319
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    Australian Terrestrial Orchids

    i've just received the same species as well as others from the same supplier. These have the tendency and reputation to slowly decline and very difficult to maintain. I'll be pleased if either of us are successful. The type of substrate that I use incorporates the following. The proportions of...
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