Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

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Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by jwolfe13 » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:50:09



I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
paphs and phrags so much!

I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
indoor environment?

Thanks in advance for any info!
John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Ken Woodwar » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 11:39:08


I can speak only to Paph Magic Lantern which I have owned for several years
and it is now in flower, having been grown under fluorescent lights in my
ba***t humidity room.  I have several other paphs which also seem content
to grow and flower indoors.
Ken Woodward
Newton, MA
http://www.moonsgarden.com/


Quote:
> I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
> paphs and phrags so much!

> I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
> my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
> near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

> Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
> 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
> have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
> indoor environment?

> Thanks in advance for any info!
> John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Barbara Andrewjesk » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 22:33:54


I have a paph Magic Lantern which surprised me with a bloom while growing in
my semi-obstructed south-facing kitchen window. See pics here:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/10503765/10809231jnZMasXoCX

It is now maturing 2 new growths whick I am hoping will surprise me again
soon.

Barbara


Quote:
> I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
> paphs and phrags so much!

> I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
> my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
> near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

> Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
> 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
> have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
> indoor environment?

> Thanks in advance for any info!
> John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Wend » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 00:39:31


Hi Barbara, Your Paph is gorgeous & I want one!! Who is Chuck Acker? (I
don't get around much)
Where can I find one?
Thanks & Cheers,
Wendy.......where it's actually raining here in S.Cal.

Quote:
> I have a paph Magic Lantern which surprised me with a bloom while growing
in
> my semi-obstructed south-facing kitchen window. See pics here:
> http://community.webshots.com/photo/10503765/10809231jnZMasXoCX

> It is now maturing 2 new growths whick I am hoping will surprise me again
> soon.

> Barbara



> > I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
> > paphs and phrags so much!

> > I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
> > my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
> > near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

> > Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
> > 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
> > have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
> > indoor environment?

> > Thanks in advance for any info!
> > John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Michael Gerz » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 01:18:12


Quote:

> Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
> 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
> have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
> indoor environment?

I've flowered Phrag. Eric Young indoors, under fluorescent lights on a
north facing window sill.  I can only imagine that the higher humidity
in the case would be A Good Thing.  It might be a little too warm in
there, but that's just a matter of fine tuning - slightly too warm
wouldn't kill the plant, though it might conceivably interfere with
flowering.  As more and more growths (hopefully!) grow on the plant,
they will get kinda big...

(Oh, and BTW, not to be at all rude, but just FYI, you don't use
single quotes around the hybrid name, just a cultivar name if there is
one, which would come after the hybrid name, as in Phrag. Eric Young
'Rocket Fire'.)

Michael

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by John Erickso » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 02:39:20


Hi Wendy,  Chuck Acker is a phrag hybridizer (Orchids by the Ackers)
in Madison, Wisconsin.  SuE and I have purchased many phrags from
Chuck.  Great plants, but he only sells flasks over the internet.  

John Erickson

Quote:

>Hi Barbara, Your Paph is gorgeous & I want one!! Who is Chuck Acker? (I
>don't get around much)
>Where can I find one?
>Thanks & Cheers,
>Wendy.......where it's actually raining here in S.Cal.


>> I have a paph Magic Lantern which surprised me with a bloom while growing
>in
>> my semi-obstructed south-facing kitchen window. See pics here:
>> http://community.webshots.com/photo/10503765/10809231jnZMasXoCX

>> It is now maturing 2 new growths whick I am hoping will surprise me again
>> soon.

>> Barbara



>> > I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
>> > paphs and phrags so much!

>> > I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
>> > my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
>> > near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

>> > Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
>> > 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
>> > have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
>> > indoor environment?

>> > Thanks in advance for any info!
>> > John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by profpa » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 04:15:49


Wendy,

It looks like Antec has the Paph Magic Lantern --
http://www.ladyslipper.com/seedling.htm
In as far as culture, Ackers has some general information and a warning
about fertilizers that I found interesting --
http://www.orchidsbytheackers.com/paphiopedilum.htm

. . . Pam
Everything Orchid Management System
http://www.pe.net/~profpam/page3.html

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Quote:

> Hi Barbara, Your Paph is gorgeous & I want one!! Who is Chuck Acker? (I
> don't get around much)
> Where can I find one?
> Thanks & Cheers,
> Wendy.......where it's actually raining here in S.Cal.


> > I have a paph Magic Lantern which surprised me with a bloom while growing
> in
> > my semi-obstructed south-facing kitchen window. See pics here:
> > http://community.webshots.com/photo/10503765/10809231jnZMasXoCX

> > It is now maturing 2 new growths whick I am hoping will surprise me again
> > soon.

> > Barbara



> > > I recently went to an orchid exhibit and rediscovered why people love
> > > paphs and phrags so much!

> > > I don't currently own any paphs or phrags and would hate to kill because
> > > my growing area is all wrong...  I grow in an orchid case under lights
> > > near a window, and have had good luck with phals in my setup.

> > > Does anyone have experience growing Paph. 'Magic Lantern' or Phrag.
> > > 'Eric Young'?  Will either one thrive and flower indoors?  Does anyone
> > > have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well in an
> > > indoor environment?

> > > Thanks in advance for any info!
> > > John

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by jwolfe13 » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 07:32:45


Thanks for the info on Phrag. Eric Young and correct cultivar
nomenclature.  I should have noticed my naming faux-pas!

Two more followup questions:  

1)  How much of a role does day length seem to play with phrag and paph
hybrids?  Do certain plants absolutely require short days to bloom, and
are there any rules of thumb about which ones are day length insensitive?

2)  Same question, but replace day length with night time temperature.  
Are there many paphs and phrags that just won't bloom without cooler
nights first?

Thanks for the great info - I may have to buy myself a Paph. Magic
Lantern this weekend!

-John



Quote:
> I've flowered Phrag. Eric Young indoors, under fluorescent lights on a
> north facing window sill.  I can only imagine that the higher humidity
> in the case would be A Good Thing.  It might be a little too warm in
> there, but that's just a matter of fine tuning - slightly too warm
> wouldn't kill the plant, though it might conceivably interfere with
> flowering.  As more and more growths (hopefully!) grow on the plant,
> they will get kinda big...

> (Oh, and BTW, not to be at all rude, but just FYI, you don't use
> single quotes around the hybrid name, just a cultivar name if there is
> one, which would come after the hybrid name, as in Phrag. Eric Young
> 'Rocket Fire'.)

> Michael

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by WNeptu » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 10:01:57


<< Subject: Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Date: Wed, Mar 6, 2002 7:50 PM

Does anyone have suggestions for paphs and phrags that will do especially well
in an indoor environment?

I have seen Frank Booth's ba***t light garden, using fluorescent lights, and
I can tell you that he grows every imaginable paph. He has also done numerous
crosses, Susan Booth being one of them, and he did the crosses the old
fashioned way-sowing the seed on the media of the pot of the capsule parent.
His reasoning being he only wanted a few plants and this worked for years.  

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Michael Gerz » Sun, 10 Mar 2002 07:14:52


Quote:

> 1)  How much of a role does day length seem to play with phrag and paph
> hybrids?  Do certain plants absolutely require short days to bloom, and
> are there any rules of thumb about which ones are day length insensitive?

Don't really know, but a wild guess: I think most if not all Phrags
are from areas rather close to the Equator, which suggests day length
isn't very, if at all, important.

Also, plants that are very day length sensitive don't flower well for
me - I don't have a separate grow room, and I keep pretty irregular
hours.

Quote:
> 2)  Same question, but replace day length with night time temperature.  
> Are there many paphs and phrags that just won't bloom without cooler
> nights first?

Sorry - no real clue - I can say that Eric Young, Don Wimber, and
Carol Kanzer don't seem to need much cooling off. Again going by my
experience, any plant that does need cool nights and/or a sharp
differential, generally won't flower in my apartment, and these all
have.  I have had a lot of trouble with Memoria*** Clements and
besseae itself, but there are any number of reasons why that could
be...

Michael

 
 
 

Paph 'Magic Lantern' and Phrag 'Eric Young' culture?

Post by Wend » Sun, 10 Mar 2002 08:37:13


Hi Guys, my orchid grower & mentor told me that the "hard leafed
multi-fl***types like a cool period, in fact he has some & he takes them
out of the greenhouse & puts them outside, here in S. Calif.??? Just 1 cents
worth! *grin*
Cheers Wendy


Quote:

> > 1)  How much of a role does day length seem to play with phrag and paph
> > hybrids?  Do certain plants absolutely require short days to bloom, and
> > are there any rules of thumb about which ones are day length
insensitive?

> Don't really know, but a wild guess: I think most if not all Phrags
> are from areas rather close to the Equator, which suggests day length
> isn't very, if at all, important.

> Also, plants that are very day length sensitive don't flower well for
> me - I don't have a separate grow room, and I keep pretty irregular
> hours.

> > 2)  Same question, but replace day length with night time temperature.
> > Are there many paphs and phrags that just won't bloom without cooler
> > nights first?

> Sorry - no real clue - I can say that Eric Young, Don Wimber, and
> Carol Kanzer don't seem to need much cooling off. Again going by my
> experience, any plant that does need cool nights and/or a sharp
> differential, generally won't flower in my apartment, and these all
> have.  I have had a lot of trouble with Memoria*** Clements and
> besseae itself, but there are any number of reasons why that could
> be...

> Michael