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Coelogyne cristata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Gerrit, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Gerrit

    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is this time of year again...
    A good year for this species, lots of flowers (around 50) and then that scent! Coelogyne cristata-200204-.jpg Coelogyne cristata-200204--4.jpg
     
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    So beautiful! I love cristat, but so far I was not able to make mine bloom.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a very nice big plant!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gerrit, very nice plant and photos! Do you give this a dry, cool rest?

    Chuck
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous! It puts my little 8 flower blooming to shame. I would love to hear more about your culture, especially the winter care.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Great growing - I echo Darlene and would like to know about overwintering this species
     
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    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    It gets a dry, cool (10°C night-17°C day) rest from let's say end of October just til the first flowers open. Just misting from time to time. When in flower, I give some water and then keep it rather dry again till the new growths apair. For a good flowering you have to make sure it produces really big bulbs, like the size of a chicken egg. That means lots of fertilizer, every watering during the growing season.
     
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    My plant is large but my bulbs are not that size. I have work to do. Thank you
     
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    Thanks for the information! I’m doing everything you say except I probably am not watering or fertilizing enough during the growing season. My pseudobulbs are on the small side with just a few blooms.
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Same here, Chuck
     
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    Thank you very much for the details. My plant is for sure not so big and it's true that I don't keep it dry for so long :).
    I'll try next year....