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Cischweinfia sheehaniae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Boytjie, Nov 3, 2010.

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  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Whole plant shot (not very good, a point-and-shoot) of it in full bloom. Ten spikes, 8-10 flowers per spike. Thanks again to all (especially Marni) who gave such great advice to help get it to pop like this. -Stephen
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now that's impressive. That plant has been saving itself for this!
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    It does seem that way! Here's a (hopefully) slightly better shot. The blooms look pretty nice, but the smell is the best part. It fills my whole growing area in the morning and early afternoon. -Stephen
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    Really impressive! Great job!
     
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    great flowering
     
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    Amazing! How exactly are you growing it? Potting, temps, light, moisture?
     
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    For two years I had been growing this one about 20" below a bank of T5 lights, and keeping it moist. It refused to bloom, so I moved it closer to the lights and cut back on the water, as per recommendations from some folks here on OI. It's now a little more than a foot from the lights, and I water about half of what I used to, waiting until the surface of the medium is almost completely dry before watering again. It's in a 4" plastic net pot in sphagnum moss, intermediate temps.
     
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    That is great!!! Good job, Stephen!!
     
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    Oooh!
    I'm going to dig up the past because this came up in the photo feed and really caught my attention. These are surprisingly vigorous and I really need to accumulate more. This is magical.