Thursday, September 07, 2006

BLC Amy Wakasugi "Madonna"

To get an idea of the relative sizes, the white flower on the left is a dendrobium, the yellow flower on the right is the blc golden tang.

And here are a couple more shots of the madonna indoors and out.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amit, those are fabulous. Well done!

I have six orchids and am having a heck of a time judging how to keep them moist enough, without drying them out or rotting them. Some stores sell them potted in too much sphagnum moss, others with just loose bark. Even pot shapes make a difference — the tall skinny ones dry out faster. I soak mine in a tub of lightly fertilized tap water once every ten days or so.

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Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Hi RN and thanks!

FWIW, I've found that it's best to pot non-terrestrial orchids in a slightly tapered pot, with corks at the bottom to allow easy drainage. I'm in SoCal where it's relatively warm, so I water mine twice a week, with only every fourth watering done with fertilizer. I've read that lack of drainage is the number one problem for orchids (their roots rot relatively easily) and also that you can shock them by over fertilizing.

Best regards,


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