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Bontea speciosa 'Green Egret'

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by John Klinger, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Plant grows in South Africa. Medium to large size, Grows warm to medium. First blooming on this one.
     

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    glen_On_Gulf_Coast Glen_On_Gulf_Coast

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    That is gorgeous. Where can I get one....or two?

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  4. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Wow, it's really nice!
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's a beauty, John.
     
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    Weird!
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Very nice John. How many growths does yours have? I have one that has 6 growths in bud. No flowers open yet...waiting impatiently. I got mine quite a few years ago as a single growth.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Also, I'm growing mine cool to cold. It's outside here on the coast nearly year round. I give it full sun.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I'm growing the Bonatea in a carnivorous plant mix, 50 % sifted Canadian peat, and 50% graded sand (i can't remember the grain size, but a Google of 'cp mix' should provide the size). It is top dressed with a potting mix plus small pumice and sponge rock added. It's top dressed because it fell over in my move. I first put about a 2" layer of an inorganic (sponge rock or pumice) in the one gallon pot to increase drainage. I let it dry out a little in the fall once the growths have either finished growing or blooming. I keep it moist the rest of the year.
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