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#1 User is offline   Hum 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:03 AM

Can anyone help me to identify these orchids? Thanks
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:55 AM

Is my picture visible? Not too sure if I managed to upload.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:33 PM

Tolumnia. The price of these plants are currently $25 or something at a few garden centers. very ex. Used to be $8 or $9. Don't know about orchid farms. Haven't visit for a while.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:46 PM

Thank you Brother. You guys out there are really knowleageable.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:37 PM

You can water it almost everyday. As it is rainy season now, you can skip watering on some days which are very wet. Only water in the morning, don't water at night, or else soft rot problem may appear. The farms apply fungicides regularly, we never apply. Before applying fertilizer, water the plant first, wait 20 minutes, then apply fertilizer. Don't use the recommended dose on the bottle, use a weak dose, fertilize every week.

Is that spot in the picture suitable to grow tolumnia ? That I'm not sure. I grow my plants at the other side of the corridor. Sometimes hanging on taller plants. I've a rack or old fish tank stand.

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This old metal rack has disintegrated. and very messy LOL.. Hope can give an idea of the growing condition. I've sunlight in the afternoon at some time of the year. It can be grown higher.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

So I supposed Tolumnia belongs to the terrestial group and has to be grown in a pot. I bought this from a stall in Hougang market. Thank you so much for sharing, Ah Seng. I am new to orchids and hope to learn from you.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:40 PM

Ah Seng, We can have coffee together when you have the time. Thanks.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:51 PM

These plants are epiphytes that grow attached to branch of trees in nature. Most of the tolumnias in cultivation are hybrids. It looks like oncidiums, in some ways similar. Nurseries grow these plants in small clay pots or small plastic net pots with small charcoal pieces or LECA , or mounted onto bark. I just saw recently that some pots are grown using styrofoam. maybe I can try this too.

I have grown these plant for a few years, but I'm just a hobbyist. Some problems still unable to solve.LOL You got questions about this plants just ask,maybe someone might know. There are a few hobbyists here growing these plants.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:33 AM

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The tolumnia on the wall has a bit of overexposure to sunlight, but it is growing ok. The cattleyas on the aquarium stand are doing ok. Unfortunately, if I placed the small pots on the aquarium stands, it will get toppled easily. The neighbours are those people who like to look at handphone type, keep knocking over my Tolumnia pots. I need to DIY a stand that is slightly lower.

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This plant was not growing well, until I shifted it higher, then it started to grow better as there is more light.

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Under the aquarium stand. Grown mounted on wood. Another grown in a 1 inch pot and one mounted on a bottle cork. It gets lesser sunlight at this spot, but has ample air circulation. My corridor is quite windy.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:35 AM

It gives me so much joy when I see my orchids doing well not to even mention of it blooming. Thank you very much for sharing. By the way, most of the orchids sold out there are not labelled, quite a problem in identifying them.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:58 PM

Could anyone tell me what kind of orchids are these?

http://s935.photobuc...html?sort=3&o=5

http://s935.photobuc...tml?sort=3&o=10
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 07:27 PM

View PostHum, on 26 November 2015 - 02:58 PM, said:

Could anyone tell me what kind of orchids are these?

http://s935.photobuc...html?sort=3&o=5

http://s935.photobuc...tml?sort=3&o=10


first one looks like a Rodriquezia hybrid
second is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type hybrid
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 09:26 PM

Thank you so much , Keff
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