Rehousing Orchids

Continuing from earlier:  after resettling the largest plant, I decided to take a look at the smallest of the collection of Dendrobiums, a kingianum.  It appeared to have been dislodged from its pot and the roots were sitting on top of the potting mix.  I tipped out the old mix and repotted the orchid back into its original home.

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A number of hybrids shared parents so I sorted them into families.  A pair of Compact Gold #5 shares the same parents so I potted the brothers into one pot for the time being, until they demand to be separated.

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These brothers look totally different from one another; I hope the tags were correct.  I removed the dead roots and shook off the old mix

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The brothers must share room for now

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These three all claimed Darkie as a parent

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It’s easy to see the differences between the half brothers 

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Darkie’s boys were bundled together to be dealt with later

The Dragonette half siblings below have different shape leaves.

The Windermeres also look very different; same father different mothers.

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That much tired me out; the box is looking less congested but a lot more there to do

 

 

 

 

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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9 Responses to Rehousing Orchids

  1. Josie says:

    Beautiful… Lovely variety of orchids. 😊

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    I love orchids too Mary and they grow quite well inside here in Ireland. Lovely to see what goes on at your place with your orchids, looks fantastic and such a variety!

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  3. Great to see the process, Mary. The last picture looks like a baby dragon – or Dragonette :)

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  4. Who knew orchid raising was such a family affair? I love that.

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