Orchid Flower Buds

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Cymbidium orchids: Quite a few of the spikes have burst open to reveal plump flower buds. Some other spikes are still quite small.

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Paphiopedilum – Follow Up

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Paphipedilum maudiae 'Alba'. May 18-2018

Slowly the Paphiopedilum orchid flower bud is starting to open. What a peculiar orchid indeed, complete with a pouch lip, hairs, stripes and warts. Apparently it was an old hybrid and the proper name is Paphiopedilum maudiae “Alba’, though some call it P. maudiae green.   More

Paphiopedilum Orchid

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Paphiopedilum maudiae - Ready to open 14-05-2018.jpg

It is said that there are two types of Paphiopedilum orchids (common names: Aphrodite Sandal, Lady Slipper). The ones with all green foliage are the cool growing ones that can stay under the shade outdoor. While the ones with mottled leaves need warmer environment, and here in Melbourne will be perfect to grow in well lit room indoor.

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Dendrobium nobile Resting Time – Small Nubs

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Den nobile - Little Nubs

Just a quick note on the Dendrobium nobile. As it is closer to winter time here in Melbourne, the temperature is getting much cooler lately. I moved the Dendrobium nobile under cover in the back veranda. During the warmer months it stayed out in the open all the time. With regular application of weakly-weekly fertiliser plus adequate watering, the plant has grown large and plump canes.

I have stopped feeding around a month ago and now watering must be drastically reduced by occasional water misting only.   To continue

Lc. Wakayama ‘White Wedding Song’


Lc. Wakayama 'White Wedding Song' March 10-2018.jpg - Simple but beautiful

Laeliocattleya (Lc.) Wakayama ‘White Wedding Song’ flowers are delightfully fragrant dan I love the crisp white colour. No other colour other than yellow on the lip. When I saw it in Garden World today, I just had to have it.

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Anggrek Miltassia Shelob ‘Tolkien’ dan Psychopsis papilio


Anggrek Miltassia Shelob ‘Tolkien’:

Tepat setahun kemudian, anggrek hibrida jenis Miltassia ini berbunga kembali. Bentuknya seperti laba-laba dengan corak dan kombinasi warna yang aneh. Anggrek yang cukup mudah pemeliharaannya ini, diberi nama berdasarkan karakter laba-laba bernama Shelob didalam film The Lord of The Rings. Sedangkan Tolkien adalah nama penulis buku The Two Towers yang dibuat film The Lord of The Rings.

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Phalaenopsis Water Culture 7 Bulan Kemudian


Phalaenopsis Water Culture February 20-2018

Setelah melihat video-nya Samantha’s Orchids di YouTube tentang menanam anggrek Phalaenopsis dengan media tanam air (water culture), kira-kira 7 bulan yang lalu saya mencobanya. Sekarang masih hidup atau tidak?  Untuk kelanjutannya

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