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Old 09-03-2009, 07:54 PM
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My herradurae has bloomed!

...with over 20 flowers covering the plant. It was a HUGE surprise, as I had not even noticed the buds emerging. I was happy.
And yeah...the plant itself doesn't look in that great of condition, does it? It's got quite a few dried out tips. I am pretty sure this is from me letting the pot dry out from neglect. It could possibly be from fertilizer. I don't think it really minds though, since it keeps putting out lots of new growths and now this huge blooming.
And because I have successfully bloomed my first masdie, I'm considering getting a few more. I've always wanted a few, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't a masdie-killer first.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:33 PM
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that is really neat. Some plant bloom on neglect. Neos does that too.
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Buying more of whatever you just flowered, it's a good strategy snowballs. I've been doing that for years and it all but guarantees you'll end up with plants that you can not only grow but flower as well. It's how I ended up becoming a Paph nut.

You've done really well with this Massie. Is it one of the "project" plants form way back when?
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My gosh, look at that!! It must love you

Yes, buy more...lots more
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Wow yours is huge! Mine still looks exactly the same as it did when i got it haha! Way to go!
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...with over 20 flowers covering the plant. It was a HUGE surprise, as I had not even noticed the buds emerging. I was happy.
And yeah...the plant itself doesn't look in that great of condition, does it? It's got quite a few dried out tips. I am pretty sure this is from me letting the pot dry out from neglect. It could possibly be from fertilizer. I don't think it really minds though, since it keeps putting out lots of new growths and now this huge blooming.
And because I have successfully bloomed my first masdie, I'm considering getting a few more. I've always wanted a few, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't a masdie-killer first.

Very nice yours is the first i belive to get them to bloom
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Good job. Way to go. (Mine is Bye Bye)
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excellent
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thank you very much for the update
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Congrats! Isn't the spike/bloom habit strange on this little plant. One day there are no spikes and in a couple of days, LOTS of spikes!

Of course you need more masdies, they are addicting.

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nice job gettin git to bloom, any masdies I try all go to masdie heaven.
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Very nice blooming. What's your water quality like there. I have a hard time keeping these alive and I think its the water.
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It looks great! One of those is on my wish list, I love the shape of the flower.
Well done and get some more!!
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Thanks for all the compliments everybody!
Yes, I bought this from jbigio (right? or was it somebody else?) as the project plant.
I'm really surprised that mine might be the first to flower. It has been doing nothing but tripling in size over the last few months. I thought all the new growths might be the plant's reaction to being repeatedly dried out, and that it would never flower as long as I kept doing that. In the last two weeks, I have been doing something a little different. I took it out of my phal area and put it under my plumeria tree (it's potted in my growing room and slowly taking over the whole area). I think it might have been getting more humidity from the soil of the plumeria.
Our water is pretty high quality here; not too hard and not too soft. Husband says it's good because he doesn't need to do much too it when he uses it to brew beer (or mead, which we just started a batch of last night, yay!). The only thing about our water I don't like is the higher chlorine levels, but I can tell these are much lower than what we had when I lived in Virginia. I'm just a well-water lover, and I don't like when my water smells anything like a pool.
Oh...and I haven't repotted it yet. That is, it is still in the original sphag and pot that it came to me in. Oops, I was waaaaaay busy with grad school at the time and told myself it could wait. Now I just have to find something suitable for it as a growing medium besides sphag. I'd love to keep it in sphag, but I don't plant anything else in it so it would probably be a waste to go out and buy a bag. Unless of course...I buy more masdies to go in the sphag. Oooooooh Husband would kill me.

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I just had my project herradurae bloom unknown to me. my plant is much smaller. it is in the original pot which will be changed next day or so.
good growing !
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very nice!
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very nice. mine died along with 12 other plants after a cooler failure. guess they can't handle 122 degree temps (50C).
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