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Arachnanthe clarkei

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I took me quite a few years to get this to bloom, but it was worth the wait. Just guessing at this point, but I think it is about 3" wide. The first image is one clone and the 2nd & 3rd images are another.

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  2. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    That lip is cool! Beautiful Marni. I like the way the bars fade towards the end of the petals and sepals on the first clone.
     
  3. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    Love this one.What growing conditions do you have for it?
     
  4. CoveLady

    CoveLady Active Member

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    That is lovely Marni! Where is that species from, I do not know it. Is it a large plant, it looks from the 3rd. picture like it sprawls a bit. Congratulations on getting it to bloom.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My plants came from northeast India. It is a large plant and likes does spread out in an open form. I have it up high so it gives open shade to plants on the bench.

    I have it in the cool greenhouse (50 to 75F). I've grown it cold also, but it wasn't as happy. Both this an Arachnanthe cathcartii (also from India) do best when they can arch out. After the growths are becoming pendant is when they start blooming well.
     
  6. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    I love this! On my wish list. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    ...have both, also...probably got them from andy...have bloomed clarkei once and blasted once...have never gotten cathcartii to bloom...yet...have them out in the winter bright light and in the rain...they seem happy...
     
  8. sam1147

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    Very nice-not able to grow them:(