Vacation is over, back to Orchid duty! – Updates, good & bad news

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  1. Very nice video! I enjoyed that the balance after your vacation was positive, and how excited you sounded in the end with the yellow and red orchid ๐Ÿ™‚
    I'm very excited because this week I discovered the first tiny flower spike of a very small Bellina I've been taking care for about a year ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Danni!
    Glad you're back!!
    I keep hearing you mention microfiber for the vandas. I recently got 2 & would like to know how you use microfiber. I'll be going away for a week in November, and unless I come up with something, I'll end up asking a friend to orchid-sit for a few my more 'demanding' orchids – the vandas, draculas & masds….

  3. I am waiting on an order to arrive, I caved and got a nodosa after watching your video about little stars. I also decided to try a walkeriana and kingianum and go outside my comfort zone, because I have only phals. And I also got surprise liodoros/sweet memory phals I am gonna gift to cheer someone up. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    And if things work out, I may be able to adopt an oncidium. Not sure about that one yet.

  4. I am so happy you had a great time and you are back now ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just discovered that my boyfriend kind of lives right next to the Schwerter Orchideenzucht and i just FREAKED OUT about it ๐Ÿ˜‚ I bought the sedirea japonica, the phal bellina and the dimorphorchis lowii. I should have bought the phal braceana too ๐Ÿ˜…
    Anyway i think about making videos in english too now…

  5. Hi Danni, I always love the fragrance orchids. In my collection, I ve got the P.ย Violacea "black" and its fragrance was nice. I ve never smelled the bellina though, I ve got one but it is tiny. Does it smell similar?

  6. Hei Danni i really need your help….today i notice there are many small flyes on my orchids…and realy many….they are in media and allaround orchids :-(..what are they?are they hurting my orchids :O ?btw orchids are all freshly repoted in bark..PLEASE HELPPPP :'(

  7. Welcome back Danny ๐Ÿ˜€ I was just thinking "Okay, youtube and my orchid world is definitely not the same without Miss Orchid Girl!" heheh, glad to have you back and it's amazing how well your orchids did while you were gone, except for those few. While you were gone I purchased my first orchid seedlings, very excited ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Welcome back? Did you enjoy your vacation?? You were definitely missed. Orchids are doing well. My Ctsm have spiked and have buds. Hopefully the buds will hold and not blast. It's really warm out here so I think that will help these guys. Tomorrow is our ECLIPSE. We are really excited. Anyway tell us a little about your vacation, if that's ok. We would live to hear.. Hope your back is better.

  9. I was also on vacation the only ones that suffered were 2 of my 3 masdevallias they got eaten by snails ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ but other than that only positive surprises like spikes etc and I am glad you're back from vacation hope you are feeling well and relaxed afterwards ๐Ÿ˜„

  10. So happy you are back Danny :3 we all missed you.I hope you got to relax a little while on vacation. Only on thing new on my end My orchid from 3 months ago that was suffering from dehydration and roots rot is now making a new leaf in the center of the crown.and has that happy sap on the underside of the older leaves and not the new one. Is this a good or a bad thing?

  11. Welcome home! I think you missed one problem. The one plant with large leaves that look dead. Which plant is it? I'd like to see you do a repot video on the one with rotten pseudobulbs

  12. Welcome back. I can see a lot of semi hydro going on in your greenhouse! I've been switching more orchids over to semi hydro, too. Can't wait to see your results.

  13. Love it that you are back-I believe John Greco may have the Phalaenopsis hybrid you showed at the very end. I wish to know whether tetraspis C1 and speciosa are different species or different names for the same species too! Happy growing!

  14. Yay! So glad your back, you are part of my morning YouTube watching routine. I do have a request or a question for you… have you had any experience with backbulbs? I recently acquired two backbulbs from a Cl. Rebecca Northern "Grapefruit Pink"… and I really want them to catch. I have a Mon. Millenium magic that has bloomed for me for a few years but I purchased that one rooted and in bloom. These are healthy looking backbulbs , but just not sure? Also have you tried Superthrive? It's an immune booster that orchid growers use here in the US. It might help our orchids. TIA.

  15. Hello Dani. Do you still have the maxillaria rufescens? I bought one in december and since than she rotted 3 new growth one buy one. But I did not put any water on them. Any advice?

  16. So glad you had your vacation as you deserved it and happy that you are back as I missed new videos from you! I recently purchased that Phal. Tying Shin Fly Eagle 'Wilson' (tetraspis 'C1'xDragon Tree Eagle 'Dragon Tree' AM/AOS) because of the yellow and red petals but mine bloomed all red with tiny yellow tip on two petals. The other flower has solid color. Flowers are now few days old and I can see a hint of yellow on the background. There are two more buds to open so hopefully I got to see that solid yellow petals..the reason why I purchased it ( though it wasn't really cheap:). It has a mild sweet fragrance.

  17. Tying Shin Fly Eagle has violacea and lueddemaniana on its parentage so that should be the source of most of its fragrance, it is a quite famous hybrid.
    There are other hybrids that are a somewhat primary but not totally hybrid mixed with tetraspis C1 that also exhibit random patches of colour.

    As of now, tetraspis C1 is considered a speciosa variety according to official taxonomy.
    I as many others believe that we no longer have the true speciosa species since it went extinct on the wild quite a while ago, and tetraspis and speciosa share habitat so the chance of natural hybrid is really there.
    My theory is that all the speciosa we have has a bit of tetraspis in there, and many tetraspis have a bit of speciosa. The first tetraspis C1 was said to be the result of a cross between two regular tetraspis, wich supports the theory of a speciosa background coming to the surface.
    In general I tend to see those plants labeled as tetraspis C1 more on the white side, and the speciosa more on the red side, in fact theres a almost fully red variety of the speciosa.
    In my mind it's like the random spots tetraspis sometimes have become big red patches with the speciosa influence. If you look at regular tetraspis pics they are mostly white and few petals have spotting.
    But this is all the formed opinion I have after I read several posts on forums from very renowed growers and people that even went to the jungle to look for a speciosa, plus what I can observe and know about genetics, but I could very well be wrong.

  18. Hello, all my vandas are doing well or quite well. Only my Rhynchostylis gigantea alba worries me a bit, as a few roots are rotting, it's the ones that are yellowish and were not exposed to indirect sunlight and that were inside little clay pots before I broken the clay. I am not sure yet about what's going on, but this orchid is producing a new leaf. I am happy to say that the other Rhynchostylis gigantea I own and my Vanda tessellata hybrids and species (Vanda denisoniana Yellow shinetorn and Vanda tricolor var. suavis) are growing roots and leaves normally, even the little vandas, which took the 39,5ยทc we got two days ago without any damage. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I got myself 2 adeniums (got one seedling as a bonus), and I hope they will bloom next year (A. obesum 'Lady gaga' and A. obesum 'Cherry pink'). Btw, have you thought about having 2 Cereus cactuses (Cereus peruvianus and Cereus aethiops, for example), so you can get beautiful big cactus flowers and cross-pollinate them to obtain some refreshing cactus fruits?

  19. Ma gandeam ca trebe sa fie si la noi in Romania. Si-am gasit asta: Orhidee cu flori mai modeste, totusi frumoase si foarte rare se gasesc insa si pe plaiurile noastre. Romania are, conform literaturii de specialitate, nu mai putin de 58 de specii native de orhidee. Gotta hunt them down ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. My orchids are doing well even though I have been a little neglectful. Life has demanded more of my time and attention than normal lately. So far my only casualty was one of the new growths on one of my cattleyas. I noticedย the other day that it was rotting and had to perform a small surgery of my own. So far everything else seems clear and it does have another developing growth so it isn't a complete disaster. Just sad and a little annoying as the one that rotted was the largest and most advanced of the two growths. There are other eyes that are swelling so perhaps one will decide to start growing. There is something odd. Have you ever had a phal. species that had a leaf break as it grows? Mine grew one leaf this summer that seemed fine. Then it started on another leaf that started to split at the top. I didn't think anything much of it, but it's also splitting along the base. Right now there is only a little narrow bit of tissue holding it together. Otherwise the leaf looks normal and healthy.How is your Den. Enobi doing? Both of my sad halves have taken off and are growing like weeds. No definite signs of spikes though I have one cane that looks promising. Right now I'm trying to be patient and not get overly excited and drop it again!

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