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Calanthe puberula

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I got two plants from Kusamono Gardens (via import from Shikoku Garden) recently (this spring), and one of them managed to flower. They sell it under a synonym, Calanthe reflexa. In Japan, it's called Natsu-ebine (summer Calanthe), and they flower in July to Sept. From what I read, it is not an easy species in the hot part of Japan since it comes from a bit higher elevation. We'll see how they will do next year.

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  2. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the post, I really like colors in this bloom.
     
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    Wow stunning!
     
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    Eike, I have two plants and they are doing well. It is still too early to see the buds, so I'm not sure if they will flower this year.
     
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    My Calanthe puberula I obtained so far did well in the first year, but it seems to be not very easy to make them flower again in the following year. They need cool temperatures during winter time, but I am not sure wether they are really resistant to frost.