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Chiloschista rodgriguezii, 2 clones

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Aug 8, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought two plants of this in February 2013 and both bloomed this last April. I am very taken with this genus now that I've found I can grow it.

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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats! I love this genus but I am still learning how to grow them well in my conditions..... I have mixed results.
     
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  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice one, Marni. Which greenhouse do you grow this in? Also, it looks like you are growing it on bare wood? I would like to give this genus a try too.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I am growing in the cool greenhouse where it gets 50F minimum winter nights and about 75 to 80F maximum days. It is just misted occasionally in the winter. Moderately bright light. Daily water Spring through Fall. They are on bare wood as they like to dry very quickly. The imported ones come in on plastic netting with no moss and do fine, just not too attractive. I think they can take/would like warmer summers.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. I might give one a try.
     
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    chicago chad Active Member

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    ahhh.... you have also performed the necessary surgery
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you want to take them off of it, best to do it when you first get it. Otherwise, I've had to pull that black plastic out thread by thread.
     
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    chicago chad Active Member

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    exactly- Tom can attest to the Phal lowii. I think he said it was a 30 minute procedure.