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Ceratochilus sp.?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Greeng, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Greeng

    Greeng Micro Nut

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    That the right genus at least? Tried to trace the main stem in blue to help. That’s a single, pendant style specimen. I should prob mount it based on struggling roots in the current moss plug/potting... Wish I could give it what it really needs or get it to flower. Have had it over a year now and have been able to divide a smaller set of leaves and a root to start another... 0352AE76-74BE-4A00-A193-17210AB65A1B.jpeg ...
     
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Without seeing a flower it is a bit difficult to pin down an identification. A year isn't really a long time to wait for a flower in the orchid world. Sometimes it takes patience.
     
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    You said that you were able to divide it. Some orchids stop flowering for a couple of years after you take a division. A lot of monopodial Vanda-related orchids (and it looks like you have one of those) need more light to flower than the bottom of most tanks gets. Growing orchids is all about experimenting ;)
     
  4. Greeng

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    Thanks, Marni and Raven. Beginning to appreciate both points of patience and experimentation. :D Just 2 months running my first “real” viv, definitely just starting to get the hang of misting, temp and lighting/positioning from orchid to orchid. Will try not to get too off topic in this thread, but I’m using a Skylight Tiny in this 12x12x18”, and my Lepanthes telipogoniflora at halfway down from the light (~<9”) is showing a little darkening/burning in the upper leaves; so I figured from that point up, the lighting was bright enough. It’s definitely too much for a “high light” Schoenorchis phitamii at ~5”. Maybe I’ll dial back the intensity 5-10%..? Once the viv “cycled” (do we call it that with viv’s like we do with aquariums?) and since I posted the original photo above, this mystery orchid did start sprouting roots at each leaf bunch— ~3/8” growth… maybe you guys talking about it woke it up..!:cool: Should I give it even more light?
     
  5. Marni

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    When moving a plant in to higher light, you want to do it in stages so it has a chance to adjust.
     
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