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Cochleanthes (Chondrorhyncha/Warsewicziella) amazonica

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'll stick with Cochleanthes, thanks. This plant is the the first species orchid I bought, sometime in the late 90's. It's now in a 10" bulb pan. It tends to bloom for several months at a time, twice a year. There are close to a dozen buds hidden among the leaves.

    Flowers are about 3" long and sweetly fragrant in the morning. Both leaves and flowers are prone to fungal spotting, so good air circulation is probably a good idea.

    I grow it moist, shady, with intermediate temps.

    Cochleanthes amazonica.jpg Cochleanthes amazonica flowers.jpg Cochleanthes amazonica closeup.jpg
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great blooming! Over the years I've tried this several times, never with much success. Your wonderful plant makes me want to try it again. Thanks.
     
  3. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and great blooming! I remember when I worked for a orchid nursery, they had these and they were keeping them warm. I have not kept this species yet, but the smell on this species is amazing from what I remember.
     
  4. sam1147

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    Beautiful
     
  5. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I've manage to keep it alive for about 20 years through sometimes less than optimal conditions, so I think it's worth a shot.

    It does fine warm, but i grow it intermediate now. Don't think it makes much difference. Yes, the fragrance is very nice.
     
  6. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Beautiful, Gonna have to try one of these.
     
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    Very nice blooming of a lovely species. I love the light-colored flowers against the dark foliage.
    Have to try it again.
     
  8. CoveLady

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    very lovely plant and bloom, I may try it.
     
  9. PaphLover61

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    Utterly charming!