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Old 18-09-2003, 01:22 AM
Shell91
 
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Default Stanhopia Oculata Question

Thanks for the tips. I have been looking at the Houston Orchid Society
pages. I wonder what would happen if I coated the chicken wire with some of
that plastic stuff they sell to coeat tool handles...hmmm, sounds like its
experimenmt time

Shell


"Diane Mancino" wrote in message
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I have some research links here on Stanhopeas, Shell. I had never seen a
stanhopea before- they are rare at shows also because the blooms only last

a
few days ( after all that waiting).
http://houstonorchidsociety.org/Stan...eCulture.html. I did

a
lot of research on my stanhopea ass. due to it being one of the most
expensive seedlings I had bought at that time.

449 pictures of stanhopeas! cool! google search and clicked on image
searchhttp://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&q=stanhopea

I put it in a large wire basket, then a small wire basket because it was
over potted- it dropped most of its leaves & it played dead till I brought
it outside and hung it in indirect light where I could water it a lot and

it
got a lot of warm rain.

A net pot is cheap and I think prettier than chicken wire that will rust
from the moisture. You can find net pots and the wood baskets here- I use
this supply source- they are cheaper than my local garden shop
http://www.kkorchid.com/


"Shell91" wrote in message
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Thanks for the idea I was looking into galvanized mesh but I think

the
holes would be too small. Chicken wire I can get just about anywhere

here.

Shell


"Boystrup Pb, ann,..." wrote in message
.be...
My experience,yet not that big, brings me to the conclusion it's not

that
hard to keep some of them alive. In a basket I've found they need to

be
watered more than plants in pot. I use chikkenwire for the baskets.

Easy
to
find and easy to work with, I can use them again and if I want to

sterilize
them I just boil them in water.
Cheers
Peter

"Shell91" schreef in bericht
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I'm checking on basket possibilities and hanging methods Hope I

can
keep
it alive long enough to bloom

Shell


"Wendy" wrote in message
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Shell, looking at the photo, if it is a 4" pot, I would say at

least
twice
that size.
You do know that the flower spikes come out the bottom so you have

to
put it in a basket. There are wooden slatted teak baskets in

differant
sizes.
You could use a plastice net basket until it gets bigger I guess.
My plant was probably two may three times as big, got it in '96 &

first
blooms were
in 2001.
Cheers Wendy
"Shell91" wrote in message
y.com...
I have just gotten a Stanhopia oculata on eBay. I have been

doing
some
reearch on the web but I can't find anything on how old a plant

has
to
be
to
flower. Is it like most and needs to be several years old?







http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tegory=42 218
&rd=1

This is the page for the auction. Any opinions on the plant?

Shell