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Old 24-02-2004, 05:42 AM
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php

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Old 24-02-2004, 11:56 AM
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Thanks Bob.
It looks like my Rhyn giganteas are only babies. The largest plant has
a leave 16cm long, or just over 6".

Tong


"Bob Walsh" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
Mine, which I bought in Sept. of 2002, bloomed in Jan 2004. I don't think it
grew much after I bought it.
Leaf span is uneven, about 7" or 8" on one side and up to 10" on the other.

Bob

"TU" wrote in message
om...
What is the size of a flowering size Rhynchostylis gigantea, e.g.
what's the leave span from tip to tip ?
I have some small plants for a couple of years now, and by the rate
they're growing it'll be a long time before they flower.


"Kenni Judd" wrote in message

...
Martha: Hot summer is no problem; winter cold might be depending on

your
definition of cold-medium. We find they do best kept at 50F or warmer.
Several years ago, I had a small batch which all survived an accidental
night in the mid-30s, but they complained about for quite some time
afterward.

Good growing,

--
Kenni Judd
Juno Beach Orchids

http://www.jborchids.com

"samaki" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone !

I am thinking about purchasing Rhynchostylis gigantea, but I am not

sure
if
it will thrive in my conditions (hot in the summer, cold-medium in

winter).
Is it true that it requiers hot and humid conditions ?

thanks
Martha


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:56 AM
TU
 
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Thanks Bob.
It looks like my Rhyn giganteas are only babies. The largest plant has
a leave 16cm long, or just over 6".

Tong


"Bob Walsh" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
Mine, which I bought in Sept. of 2002, bloomed in Jan 2004. I don't think it
grew much after I bought it.
Leaf span is uneven, about 7" or 8" on one side and up to 10" on the other.

Bob

"TU" wrote in message
om...
What is the size of a flowering size Rhynchostylis gigantea, e.g.
what's the leave span from tip to tip ?
I have some small plants for a couple of years now, and by the rate
they're growing it'll be a long time before they flower.


"Kenni Judd" wrote in message

...
Martha: Hot summer is no problem; winter cold might be depending on

your
definition of cold-medium. We find they do best kept at 50F or warmer.
Several years ago, I had a small batch which all survived an accidental
night in the mid-30s, but they complained about for quite some time
afterward.

Good growing,

--
Kenni Judd
Juno Beach Orchids

http://www.jborchids.com

"samaki" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone !

I am thinking about purchasing Rhynchostylis gigantea, but I am not

sure
if
it will thrive in my conditions (hot in the summer, cold-medium in

winter).
Is it true that it requiers hot and humid conditions ?

thanks
Martha


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:56 AM
TU
 
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Thanks Bob.
It looks like my Rhyn giganteas are only babies. The largest plant has
a leave 16cm long, or just over 6".

Tong


"Bob Walsh" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
Mine, which I bought in Sept. of 2002, bloomed in Jan 2004. I don't think it
grew much after I bought it.
Leaf span is uneven, about 7" or 8" on one side and up to 10" on the other.

Bob

"TU" wrote in message
om...
What is the size of a flowering size Rhynchostylis gigantea, e.g.
what's the leave span from tip to tip ?
I have some small plants for a couple of years now, and by the rate
they're growing it'll be a long time before they flower.


"Kenni Judd" wrote in message

...
Martha: Hot summer is no problem; winter cold might be depending on

your
definition of cold-medium. We find they do best kept at 50F or warmer.
Several years ago, I had a small batch which all survived an accidental
night in the mid-30s, but they complained about for quite some time
afterward.

Good growing,

--
Kenni Judd
Juno Beach Orchids

http://www.jborchids.com

"samaki" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone !

I am thinking about purchasing Rhynchostylis gigantea, but I am not

sure
if
it will thrive in my conditions (hot in the summer, cold-medium in

winter).
Is it true that it requiers hot and humid conditions ?

thanks
Martha


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:56 AM
TU
 
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Thanks Bob.
It looks like my Rhyn giganteas are only babies. The largest plant has
a leave 16cm long, or just over 6".

Tong


"Bob Walsh" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
Mine, which I bought in Sept. of 2002, bloomed in Jan 2004. I don't think it
grew much after I bought it.
Leaf span is uneven, about 7" or 8" on one side and up to 10" on the other.

Bob

"TU" wrote in message
om...
What is the size of a flowering size Rhynchostylis gigantea, e.g.
what's the leave span from tip to tip ?
I have some small plants for a couple of years now, and by the rate
they're growing it'll be a long time before they flower.


"Kenni Judd" wrote in message

...
Martha: Hot summer is no problem; winter cold might be depending on

your
definition of cold-medium. We find they do best kept at 50F or warmer.
Several years ago, I had a small batch which all survived an accidental
night in the mid-30s, but they complained about for quite some time
afterward.

Good growing,

--
Kenni Judd
Juno Beach Orchids

http://www.jborchids.com

"samaki" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone !

I am thinking about purchasing Rhynchostylis gigantea, but I am not

sure
if
it will thrive in my conditions (hot in the summer, cold-medium in

winter).
Is it true that it requiers hot and humid conditions ?

thanks
Martha




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Old 25-02-2004, 12:02 PM
TU
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Perhaps I don't have to wait too long
before I see the bloom.
Mine are grown in clay pots with charcoal collected from campsites as
potting mix.

I've got another question or two. One of the seedlings suffers from
crown rot and has only one leave left (2.5" long). It's been in this
condition for about a year now but is currently growing ONE very
healthy root. Another seedling grows one leave per year for the past 2
years but does not grow any new roots. It's a bit of a mystery because
another one grown in the same conditions are doing well. Any hope for
these 2, or is the rubbish bin the only hope? Would hanging Rhyn
upside down promote root growth as it would for vandas, as suggested
by Grove in "Vandas and Ascocendas . . ."? Worth a try perhaps as I
won't have much to lose.

Tong


Susan Erickson wrote in message . ..
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php

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Old 25-02-2004, 12:08 PM
TU
 
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Default Rhynchostylis gigantea

Thank you all for the responses. Perhaps I don't have to wait too long
before I see the bloom.
Mine are grown in clay pots with charcoal collected from campsites as
potting mix.

I've got another question or two. One of the seedlings suffers from
crown rot and has only one leave left (2.5" long). It's been in this
condition for about a year now but is currently growing ONE very
healthy root. Another seedling grows one leave per year for the past 2
years but does not grow any new roots. It's a bit of a mystery because
another one grown in the same conditions are doing well. Any hope for
these 2, or is the rubbish bin the only hope? Would hanging Rhyn
upside down promote root growth as it would for vandas, as suggested
by Grove in "Vandas and Ascocendas . . ."? Worth a try perhaps as I
won't have much to lose.

Tong


Susan Erickson wrote in message . ..
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php

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Old 25-02-2004, 12:14 PM
TU
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Perhaps I don't have to wait too long
before I see the bloom.
Mine are grown in clay pots with charcoal collected from campsites as
potting mix.

I've got another question or two. One of the seedlings suffers from
crown rot and has only one leave left (2.5" long). It's been in this
condition for about a year now but is currently growing ONE very
healthy root. Another seedling grows one leave per year for the past 2
years but does not grow any new roots. It's a bit of a mystery because
another one grown in the same conditions are doing well. Any hope for
these 2, or is the rubbish bin the only hope? Would hanging Rhyn
upside down promote root growth as it would for vandas, as suggested
by Grove in "Vandas and Ascocendas . . ."? Worth a try perhaps as I
won't have much to lose.

Tong


Susan Erickson wrote in message . ..
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php

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Old 25-02-2004, 12:18 PM
TU
 
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Default Rhynchostylis gigantea

Thank you all for the responses. Perhaps I don't have to wait too long
before I see the bloom.
Mine are grown in clay pots with charcoal collected from campsites as
potting mix.

I've got another question or two. One of the seedlings suffers from
crown rot and has only one leave left (2.5" long). It's been in this
condition for about a year now but is currently growing ONE very
healthy root. Another seedling grows one leave per year for the past 2
years but does not grow any new roots. It's a bit of a mystery because
another one grown in the same conditions are doing well. Any hope for
these 2, or is the rubbish bin the only hope? Would hanging Rhyn
upside down promote root growth as it would for vandas, as suggested
by Grove in "Vandas and Ascocendas . . ."? Worth a try perhaps as I
won't have much to lose.

Tong


Susan Erickson wrote in message . ..
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php

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TU
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Perhaps I don't have to wait too long
before I see the bloom.
Mine are grown in clay pots with charcoal collected from campsites as
potting mix.

I've got another question or two. One of the seedlings suffers from
crown rot and has only one leave left (2.5" long). It's been in this
condition for about a year now but is currently growing ONE very
healthy root. Another seedling grows one leave per year for the past 2
years but does not grow any new roots. It's a bit of a mystery because
another one grown in the same conditions are doing well. Any hope for
these 2, or is the rubbish bin the only hope? Would hanging Rhyn
upside down promote root growth as it would for vandas, as suggested
by Grove in "Vandas and Ascocendas . . ."? Worth a try perhaps as I
won't have much to lose.

Tong


Susan Erickson wrote in message . ..
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 23:39:41 -0500, "Kenni Judd"
wrote:

Bob: If the size difference on the leaves is consistent from side-to-side,
and you aren't moving the plant around, then one side of it [the one with
longer leaves] is not getting enough light. I shudder to suggest this,
because it is not usually a good idea for most folks and most plants, but if
this behavior has been consistent over a 2-3 year time period, you might
think about rotating the plant's orientation every couple of months.


Kenni -
I have had a Rhy gigantea that was lop sided. It came that way
and one side just grew a bit stronger than the other every place
I put it.

TU -
They also want a softer light than most of us consider a "vanda
style" plant should. I pushed one too far. So my two new ones
are growing back further in the pack. and don't get the west
exposure of the window wall. I don't believe I have had one
bloom at 8" across. I am sure the smallest we have bloomed is
closer to 12." They are slow growers and will stay very close to
the same size for several years. So once you get it to bloom it
should not out grow that space for about 4 years.

Good luck
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/albums.php



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