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Friday, October 28, 2005

Rainy season

Rainy season in Indonesia this year starts at late October and will last by April. The number one enemy in the rainy season for growing orchids is snail and rot disease. Snail will eat root and spread out diseases. I used snailex (snail bait) for snail elimination every week.

Rot disease is cause by excess water on the potting media and very humid air. Fungicide such as Physan 20 will help to reduce the chance of rot disease. I use 1 teaspoon of Physan 20 diluted into 4 liter of water and spray every week to my orchid.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Internet: Orchid Photo Encyclopedia

One thing that I like most of the internet is: good quality information (and many of is free). Before the internet era, information in the developing country is expensive "commodity". For orchids grower, you can spend US$25 - $40 to buy a good quality orchid book or using internet connection to find some useful information.


One good information for orchid grower is: Orchid Photo Encyclopedia. It has brief information -description, size, growing temperature, light requirement - and of course the photo. Many thanks to Jay Pfalh for doing such a great work which beneficial for all orchids grower. In addition to the encyclopedia, you can find some links to others orchid site and orchid species glossary.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Monday, October 24, 2005

Luisia javanica

This is my another small flower species, Luisia javanica, colected from west java. One inflorecence consist 4 to 5 small flower (8mm - 10 mm). The plant will flower every 3 months. It like a lot of water just like Vanda, and I put it on a place with 60% shade.

Eria sp.


This Eria sp. has very small flower. The length of the flower inflorecence is only 5 cm long. The flower will last for 2 to 3 days. It will flower anytime.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

Catasetum Hybrid



Asco. Pine River


The Asco. Pine River is a free flowering ascocenda - 3 to 4 times per-year. It is easy to grow like any other Vanda and Ascocenda, need a lot of water and fertilizer.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Photo: Selling my orchid photos

Some people send me an e-mail and ask me if they could use my orchid photos for their homepage or for printing. Please feel free to use my orchid photo as long as it not for commercial use. So far I never sell my orchid photo not because I don't want, but I thinks my photo and my orchid is still far from perfect. I will hope someday I will be able to sell my orchid photos so I will be able to buy some more orchids and photographic equipments ;-)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Nursery: Sien Orchid

Sien Orchid
Jl. Raya Ngemplak No. 6, Prigen

Sien Orchid located on Prigen, East Java - one hour drive from Surabaya. This is a very big nursery with a lot of Hybrid collection and also has a tissue culture laboratory. The owner, Mr. Moling Simardjo is the chief of Indonesian Orchid Society (Perhimpunan Anggrek Indonesia) and one of most respectable Orchid Hybridizer in Indonesia.
Last year I visited Sien, and bought two orchid hybrid: Dendrobium Claudia (Den. lasiantera x helix) and Schomburgkia Emma Solosa