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Coelogyne cristata 'Burnham'

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a well known alba clone of Coel. cristata. I've grown it poorly for quite a few years but it is doing better. It gave 2 nice spikes this year but as frequently happens, I was late photographing it so only 1 spike made it into the images. I brought it in at night to photograph the next day. What a mistake. It is fragrant, but not pleasant.
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    Very nice Marni, how cool do you grow it? I lost several of these and they are such a pretty thing.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    John, when things are working well, it goes to 45F at night. If things aren't going well (which can happen a few times each winter) it can go to the mid-30's. I think the reason most are lost is that they are over-watered in the winter.
     
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    Thanks for the info.