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Disas from back in the day

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#1 meizwang

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:33 PM

Below are pictures from my first attempt to grow Disas. They did very well at first-they were grown in an unheated greenhouse in Sacramento, California. However, as the summer approached with 116F temperatures, they definitely suffered.

Fortunately, a year later, I moved back near the coast, so the summer months no longer kill them off. However, we do get winter freezing, where the top layer of the medium is solid ice. Some leaves get burned from the cold, which makes them produce smaller plants and flowers. Fortunately, they survive and don't get killed from the cold.

Anyhow, enjoy these photos I dug up from my old photo library:

Disa 1104, originally from Asuka, I think it's a pure uniflora:
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Disa 122(the red one on the right)-I've used this for breeding. While the shape was nothing to rave about, the size of the flowers, number of flowers per spike, overall vigor and color transferred over to the offspring. This clone died since it was a seedling without a tuber:
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close up of D. 122:
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D. Robert Cywes?:
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Orange disa:
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My favorite D. kewensis Unfortunately, no tuber was formed:
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An overview of the collection, 2005:
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#2 Zagato

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:44 PM

Beautiful!!! Very nice flowers :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 20:38 PM

So colourful! :biggrin:

#4 James O'Neill

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 22:29 PM

Very nice! We're attempting to grow disas at the moment, this has further encouraged me!

#5 Richard Bunn

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 19:52 PM

Very nice! We're attempting to grow disas at the moment, this has further encouraged me!

Resurrecting this thread my interest some people in what I found. Take a look at what I posted here My linkhttp://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=46636&view=findpost&p=320614