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Barkeria melanocaulon

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by piotrm, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    only 3 flowers but I really like it. Amount of flowers not improves for 3 years, even pseudo bulbs get each year a bit longer...
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is a lovely species. How are you growing it?
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    My is mounted on big unprocessed cork, Temperatures as all my plant from 13-15C min at winter night up to 30C in a summer day, I can only move them to more sunny or shadowed place, better or less ventilated.
    I love your whartoniana with this massive amount of flowers!!!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mine gets colder in the winter than yours, perhaps 45F/7C. I did grow it for many years at 50F/10C and it did well. I do dry mine off a lot in the winter. The gh is humid and it gets and occassional misting or sprinkle, but not regular water. Mine is still in tight bud because it is colder. It is a slower grower and may need to reach a certain size before it blooms heavily. Your growth looks better than the last one. I just checked my plant and the mature growths have been about 10" long for quite a few years. I think the dry rest is important for most barkerias.
     
  5. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Great flowers, Piotr!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Piotr, I forgot to mention that mine gets quite bright light and a lot of air movement.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Marni, my is similar conditions rather as much as I can, bit wormer..., maybe it takes time and I need feed it better. If not improve in next 2 years I will try find another one ;-)