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  1. From time to time some water on the table (2-3cm) and this just for an hour or so. Evaporation is reduced by the gravel on the top.
  2. Plants are in square 13 x 13 x 12,5 cm. pots. During the growth always 1-2cm water at the bottom. Bone dry in summer isn't working for me.
  3. These plants are in the cold frame (lowest temperature: -2°C.) Medium is kept wet during the growing season. Plants are in a 2 cm. layer of rainwater. Mix is LFS with perlite and quartz sand. Top layer is also quartz gravel. At this moment only the rosette is visible. The typical long leaves shall come very soon.
  4. Sown in summer of 2012 and flowering for the 4th or 5th time now.
  5. These plants are in the cold frame and kept (nearly) frost free. Lowest temperature this winter: -3°C.
  6. These 6-7 years old, seed grown plants forming nice clumps and are free flowering from March till the start of the summer.
  7. Pinguicula chuquisacensis is growing in the Bolivian Andes at 2200-2500 m.
  8. I have a male N. veitchii (Gunung Murud) blooming. Fresh pollen are available. Standard 50/50 seed split.
  9. Aphids are pollinating the flowers in my greenhouse. Each winter a few of these winter guests are able to pollinate these tiny flowers. Seeds are always viable. Please don't think my greenhouse is an aphid reserve :-) only a few are smart enough to find a warm place during winter;-) Ronny
  10. A beautiful lily growing in the darlingtonia seep-anybody know what it is? Reduced: 57% of original size [ 1000 x 750 ] - Click to view full image This is a beautiful Trillium grandiflorum. It's also nice to see the plants growing together with Darlingtonia esp. Cypripedium californicum. Very nice pics, thanks for showing. Ronny
  11. Hi Ignace, Are you sure about the ID of the Drosera 'alba'? I bet there is a D. cistiflora tag in the pot (hihi) Great pics. Ron
  12. Nice flower. For sure a big influence of Encyclia guatemalensis if it's not the real type. Grts, Ron.
  13. Hi Dicon, Sean, Andreas and everybody, About Vanda coerulea: coerulea means blue or something in that range. For me this is a beautiful pink or very light purple var. which isn't usual for a Vanda coerulea. It could be something as a Vanda coerulea var. Rosea. Yeah, me and colours... My wife and I always have discussions about blue, purple, pink,.... . I've heard so often that I'm colour-blind, after some time the docile husband starts thinking it's real. Or am I getting older??? I'm surprised to see this Aëranthes. I think the explanation of Andreas is correct. About 17 years ago I received some collected unidentified Aëranthes seeds from the Comores. They told me this was propably a new species. I've sown them in-vitro and I received a nice bunch of seedlings. At this moment the most of my 50 plants I own have already flowered and there is a colour-range between white/transparant and yellow-gold. (I've never asked the opinion of my wife ). I've made pics of several plants but these guys are difficult to photopgraph. Where is this Aëranthes species described? It's very difficult to see two complete opened flowers on a single stem of a Phragmipedium bessae or a hybrid of this species. Most of the time the old flower drops down at the moment that the next flower opens. The fallen flower looks always brandnew without any sign of decay. These are my thoughts :? Regards, Ronny