Я начинала писать в жж когда чувствовала себя одинокой как лошадь на горизонте и к тому же хотелось запечатлевать каждый пипс моего тогда еще младенческого отпрыска. За время пути щеночек слегка подрос и писать о нем стало неэтично. Зато появилась новое увлечение - орхидеи. И вот теперь я в поиске формата в котором я смогла бы вести дневник наблюдений. Попробую здесь.
IDENTIFY RHYNCHOLAELIA GLAUCA
RHYNCHOLAELIA GLAUCA CARE AND CULTURE
Substrate, growing media and repotting:
Included in the subgenus Jensoa with Cym. sinense, Cym. faberi, Cym. goeringii and other similar oriental cymbidiums, Cym. ensifolium is one of the most widespread and variable of the genus. Cymbidium ensifolium is found throughout Indochina, China, Japan, Borneo, New Guinea and the Philippines at elevations ranging from 985 to 5,905 feet, although it is probably not native to Japan, having been originally introduced through cultivation. This widespread and broadly defined species has many distinct recognized subtypes that are probably the result of long-term cultivation and selection. While some experts believe that Cym. ensifolium comprises several closely related species, most now agree that it is a single valid species throughout its range. Growers have long been attracted to the many distinct foliar types as well as the range of flower colors and shapes, resulting in part from the wide-ranging nature of the species. We can also credit the tolerance of the plants for a variety of conditions to its wide habitat range. This is not a cymbidium that requires traditional cymbidium culture (though it will do tolerably well side other traditional cymbidiums), but will flourish just about wherever other high-light orchids are grown. It is not a windowsill orchid nor will it do particularly well under lights. However, it, and in many cases its hybrids, will do well out of doors in tropical areas, or on the bench in a typical intermediate greenhouse. It is when growers must commit limited greenhouse space that its dominance for compact stature is most appreciated, since a mature plant does quite well in a 6-inch pot.
Found in Japan, China, Vietnam , Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong to Sumatra and Java in evergreen broadleafed plateau forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses or on mossy limestone rocks as a lithophyte at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial species with small pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying 3 to 4, strap-shaped, thin, acute, sometimes variegated leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose scape that has a few to many [3 to 9], long-lasting, fragrantnarcissus scented flowers.
The Species: This Brazilian species is known for its compact size and wonderful fragrance. The inflorescence of 1 to 3 flowers emerges from a new growth that never fully developes after blooming.
Culture: I grow it in moderate to moderately bright light in cool and intermediate temperatures. I grow it mounted, but many people do well with it in pots. The roots should dry quickly and avoid stale media.
Habitat: Brazil. Cattleya walkeriana is found in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Goias, Sao Paulo and Matto Grosso. Grows on trees or moist rocks near streams up to 2000 meters in elevation.
Plant Size: Compact. The short, jointed pseudobulbs of Cattleya walkeriana are topped with one elliptical, leathery leaf. The flower does not form in a sheath at the top of the pseudobulb as in other Cattleyas but rather develops from a short stem from the base of the last pseudobulb.
Flower Size: 4 1/2 inches (9-12 cm)
Flower Description: Fragrant. The flowers of Cattleya walkeriana are very flat, waxy, heavily textured and rose purple in color. Lip coloration is the same or slightly darker than the petal color. The flowers form at the base of the pseudobulb and bear one to three flowers.
Bloom Season: Late Winter, Spring, Summer
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: This species grows best well with bright light and good air circulation and can grow well in a pot or mounted on tree fern. Let the plant rest after flowering. Keep on the dry side as they tend to rot with too much water. There are additional color forms of this species available including an award-winning white clone Cattleya walkeriana alba 'Pendentive' AM/AOS. Cattleya walkeriana has been used as a parent by several breeders to produce compact "minicatts". Some hobbyists report that some plants can be shy bloomers. If this is the case for you, adjust the growing conditions until you find the spot where the plant is happy.
Synonyms: Cattleya bulbosa; Cattleya gardneriana; Cattleya princeps; Cattleya schroederiana; Cattleya walkeriana var. bulbosa; Cattleya walkeriana var. princeps; Epidendrum walkerianum
Bc. Yellow Bird (Brassavola x Cattleya hybrid)
The Yellow Bird was created by crossing Brassavola nodosa × Cattleya Richard Mueller (Brassolaelia Richard Mueller (Bl. Richard Mueller); Brassophronitis Richard Mueller (Bnts. Richard Mueller)) which is a mouthful but the results were stunning.
This orchid grows well in a pot, in a basket or mounted as it's a strong grower and adapts well to different conditions easily.
When grown in pots its bet to grow it in a mixture of coarse bark (large and medium chunks) and making sure it doesn't dry out completely. The orchid likes good light, but not burning and it's fine to fertilize it weekly when in active growth period, in the winter restrict it to only once a month but remember to flush with clear water every so often to wash out the build up of salts.
Flowers open in creamy tones and turn clear yellow after about a week. The long, pronounced lip is yellow with bright red spots. Multiple blossoms appear on the spike, and there’s a slight nighttime fragrance. This vigorous grower develops many spikes and blossoms as it matures, since it often flowers in both winter and summer.
High light is one of the keys to creating flower buds to form.
• Grow in some direct sunlight.
• Maintain root health. Adhere to proper watering.
• Allowing the potting media to dry down between waterings
and then thoroughly saturate.
Вчера в результате непродолжительного но яростного мозгового штурма мы большинством голосов (2 из 2) наименовали наше новое сокровише Гермесом. (Очень уж я люблю шелковые платочки, хи-хи)
1. Vandofinetia pat Arcaro ‘nait bleue’2. Neophinetia folcata
Новая катлея от юли. Совсем ещё дитя.