Welcome to my Grow Blogs

 

A GROW BLOG is a journal updated monthly detailing the growth of an orchid supported by commentary and images specific to an actual orchid by the one growing that orchid.  The GROW BLOG begins with new growth marking the beginning of the orchid's growth cycle.  It would be updated once a month.  As the orchid starts to show signs of developing a spike to support developing blooms it will be updated more frequently focusing on the buds as they become maturing blooms.  I think of GROW BLOGS as a teachable lesson to share with others interested in caring for an orchid as well as a reference to growing that same orchid year after year looking to improve from the previous year's growth and in particular - the blooms.  When the orchid is resting, the grower can also enjoy a rest until the growth cycle begins again.

 

If you are growing a similar orchid that is presented here, your experiences should be the similar, however, depending upon your location, you could be ahead or behind what I am documenting.  Those in southern regions will be a month or two ahead of someone growing that same orchid in northern California.  Also keep in mind the climate (temperature and humidity) in a southern region also be different then a grower observes and experiences in northern California.

 

A primary advantage of GROW BLOGS is a reference tool for comparing this year's growth cycle to the past year(s) growth cycle.

 

My focus on orchid growing is the Catasetinae (Catasetums, Fredclarkeara, Mormodia and related).  I simply cannot do blogs on 23,000 species and over 120,000 hybrids of orchids.  Maintaining 20 Catasetinae and related blogs take a great deal of time in preparing so that is what my limit is - my passion.

 

Let the fun in growing begin....

 

2020 Catasetinae Culture Guide

 

My basic culture guide for growing Catasetinaes.  It is not full proof and it is influenced by my growing experience of blooming 4 of 9 different Catasetinaes from 2019 mixed with a variety of resources from the Internet..  

 

 

The 2020 Grow Blogs

 

New Acquisitions for 2020

 

Natural species and hybrids

 

Catasetum (Ctsm.)

 

Catasetum expansum ( 'Myra' HCC/AOS x 'SVO Midori' AM/AOS )

Catasetum lucis ( Catasetum lucis 'SVO' x Catasetum lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS )

Catasetum saccatum ( 'Brooklyn Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS x 'Dark Wonder' )

Catasetum Dentigrianum ( denticulatum 'Orange Lip' x tigrinum 'SVO' )

Catasetum Melana Davison ( 'Hoorah' x 'Bombshell' )

Catasetum Sweet Adaline ( Louise Clarke 'Wonder Woman' x Dagny 'Fantastica' )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x Dagny 'Fantastica' ) (Duplicate )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' x Catasetum kleberianum 'SVO' )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Louise Clarke 'Wonder Woman' x tenebrosum 'Ed Wise #2' AM/AOS )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( tenebrosum 'Ed Wise' AM/AOS x callosum 'SVO Black Lip' AM/AOS )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Susan Fuchs 'Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS x Dentigrianum 'Best' )

 

 

Clowesia  (Cl.)

Cyanaeorchis

Cycnoches  (Cyn.)

Dressleria

Galeandra

Grobya

Mormodes  (Morm.)

 

Inter-genetic hybrids

 

Catamodes (Ctmds.)   (cross of Catasetum and Mormodes)

Catanoches  (Ctnchs.) (cross of Catasetum and Cycnoches)

Cloughara   (Ctg.)  (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Cycnoches)

Clowesetum   (Clw.)  (cross of Catasetum and Clowesia)

 

Clowesetum White Magic ( Clowesia warczewitzii 'SVO' x Catasetum Orchidglade 'Davie Ranches' AM/AOS )

Clowesetum Noname Hybrid ( Clowesetum Abigail Parsons 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Catasetum spitzii 'SVO Solid Gold' FCC/AOS )

Clowesetum Noname Hybrid ( Clowesia russelliana 'David N.' x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )

 

Cyclodes   (Cld.)  (cross of Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Cycnodes   (Cycd.)  (Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Fredclarkeara   (Fdk.)  (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Mormodes)

 

Fredclarkeara Noname hybrid ( Fredclarkeara Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS x Catasetum Orchidglade 'JTM' )

Fredclarkeara Noname hybrid ( Fredclarkeara Turning Point 'Green Goddess' x Catasetum De Etta Harris 'Green Goddess' )

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Fredclarkeara Turning Point 'San Clemente' x Catasetum expansum 'SVO Midori' AM/AOS )

 

Georgecarrara   (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Monnierara   (cross of Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

 

Monnierara Millennium Magic  ( Catanoches Midnight Jem × Mormodes sinuata )

 

Mormodia   (Mo.)  (cross of Clowesia and Mormodes)   

 

 

 

Continuing blogs from last year's orchids (that have not perished or I accidentally lost the blog)

 

 

Natural species and hybrids

 

Catasetum (Ctsm.)

 

Catasetum saccatum ( Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Wonder' x Catasetum saccatum 'Brooklyn Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS )

Catasetum Dapper Dots ( Catasetum sanguineum x Catasetum pileatum )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum Millie's Frilly Dragon 'Chocolate Frills' x Catasetum Hat Trick 'Top Hat' AM/AOS )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum tenebrosum 'Ed#2' AM/AOS x Catasetum Double Down 'BPYL' )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid  (Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Melana Davison 'Fox Tail')

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x Dagny 'Fantastica' )  (Original)

 

 

Clowesia  (Cl.)

Cyanaeorchis

Cycnoches  (Cyn.)

Dressleria

Galeandra

Grobya

Mormodes  (Morm.)

 

Inter-genetic hybrids

 

Catamodes (Ctmds.)   (cross of Catasetum and Mormodes)

Catanoches  (Ctnchs.) (cross of Catasetum and Cycnoches)

Cloughara   (Ctg.)  (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Cycnoches)

Clowesetum   (Clw.)  (cross of Catasetum and Clowesia)

 

Clowesetum Diane Drisch ( Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )

 

Cyclodes   (Cld.)  (cross of Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Cycnodes   (Cycd.)  (Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Fredclarkeara   (Fdk.)  (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Mormodes)

 

Fredclarkeara Beverly Danielson (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davies Ranches' AM/AOS)

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Fredclarkeara After Hours 'Dark Thirty' x Fredclarkeara Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS  )

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Winters Night' FCC/AO )

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Mormodia Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Catasetum callosum 'Black Lip' AM/AOS )

 

Georgecarrara   (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Monnierara   (cross of Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes)

Mormodia   (Mo.)  (cross of Clowesia and Mormodes)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019 Grow Blogs

 

The blogs below are from 2019 and are past experience but useful as a reference tool for the 2020 growing season.  The blogs above are current and updated for the 2020 growing season

 

Natural species and hybrids

 

Catasetum (Ctsm.)

 

Catasetum saccatum ( Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Wonder' x Catasetum saccatum 'Brooklyn Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS )

Catasetum Dapper Dots ( Catasetum sanguineum x Catasetum pileatum )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum tenebrosum 'Ed#2' AM/AOS x Catasetum Double Down 'BPYL' )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x Dagny 'Fantastica' )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS )

Catasetum Noname Hybrid  (Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Melana Davison 'Fox Tail')

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum Millie's Frilly Dragon 'Chocolate Frills' x Catasetum Hat Trick 'Top Hat' AM/AOS )

 

 
 

Inter-genetic hybrids

 

Clowesetum   (Clw.)  (cross of Catasetum and Clowesia)

 

Clowesetum Diane Drisch ( Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )

 

 

Fredclarkeara   (Fdk.)  (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Mormodes)

 

Fredclarkeara Beverly Danielson (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davies Ranches' AM/AOS)

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Fredclarkeara After Hours 'Dark Thirty' x Fredclarkeara Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS  )

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Winters Night' FCC/AO )

Fredclarkeara Noname Hybrid ( Mormodia Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Catasetum callosum 'Black Lip' AM/AOS )

 

 

Mormodia   (Mo.)  (cross of Clowesia and Mormodes)   

 

Mormodia Nolonger Matters ( Clowesia Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' x Mormodes hookeri 'Black Fuzz' )

Don't go looking for this Mormodia in my 2020 growing season blogs.  As the "name" implies, it met an unintentional demise.  However, I am one orchid closer to being an export orchid grower.  To be an expert orchid grower, you must have killed a thousand orchids....

 

 

 

Very select few non-Catasetinae orchids that I treasure

 

Brassia Rex

Brassavola Little Stars

Cattleya ( Yellow Doll × Kauai Starbright )

 

 

Questions, Comments, Typos, Broken Links?

 

 

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