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Coelogyne schilleriana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, May 22, 2017.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got this a few months ago while it was dormant, so I can't take credit for the flowers. Growing it bright and intermediate in spot with good air movement. It's said to prone to rotting new growths/flowers, so I made sure no water was left in the new growths when watering.

    Flowers are just shy of 2" wide and pretty long lasting. They've been open 3½ weeks so far and still look fine. Petal/sepals start a pale greenish-yellow color and steadily take on a golden hue.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Pcolman, welcome to the forum.

    I really like this species. My plant is much smaller and has not flowered yet. My fingers are crossed for next year.
     
  3. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I just acquired one earlier this Spring. It is growing, but probably won't bloom this year. Hope mine looks like yours someday.
     
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    Nicely grown! I find this one difficult.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    That's a very nice plant. I bought a flask last year and the word slow just doesn't describe them! Does it actually have roots established on the cork?
     
  7. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No roots yet. I think this species behaves more like a warm growing Pleione than a Coelogyne. Pretty sure all of the previous year's roots die off. I would expect roots soon now.
     
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    After taking a look after getting home, it has started putting out new roots.
     
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    Amazing And as Marni said very difficult to flower not mention to grow it further . Had as well maybe once or twice flowers and that's it... or never flower again or died after next season ...
     
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    Yes, I've heard it can be difficult. I'll feel more confident if it's looking good a year from now.
     
  11. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Pcolman, here is my unflowered little plant. It retained last year's roots and has a few growing (barely visible) on the new growth. Perhaps I didn't dry mine off enough this winter? Culture comments anyone?
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  12. pcolman

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    KellyW, your plant looks like its doing fine. I got mine while it was dormant and most of the roots looked dead to me, but it had just been imported (Popow Orchids) so maybe it does keep roots normally.
     
  13. AnonYMouse

    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    That lip is wild!
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just an update on this one. Today the last flower wilted. They lasted 2 months - the photos were taken on May 17th. Longer than I expected.
     
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    Two months! That is amazing for a Coelogyne.
     
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    Yes, I was expecting more like 2-3 weeks.
     
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    Let us know if they last more than one season.. If they don't that would be a good clue on how to treat them.
     
  18. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    It appears that the past year of cultivation of this reportedly difficult species has been successful. Currently one growth has been in bloom for around 3 weeks, and two others are just starting to show buds. They should all be in bloom at the same time since the flowers lasted 2 months last year. There is an additional growth that I was sure was a goner, but is now growing again. Don't know if it will bloom. It originally grew to ¼" then stopped and appeared to dry up. Several weeks later a green tip resumed growth out of the end, so I guess it will be okay, though it might be runty. We'll see.

    I did not give it a very dry rest, since I saw no sign that old roots dried up and at least some root growth appeared to continue during winter. I cut back on watering, but never went without watering for more than a few days. Bright light and plenty of air movement. Min winter night temps were around 60F with occasional dips into the high 50s.

    I imagine I'll take photos towards the end of the month.
     
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    That's great information! I stopped watering mine in November after the foliage dropped. I kept it dry, bright and cool. I was a bit worried as I too saw roots still trying to grow. I did give a little water, perhaps twice per month. Now I see new growths started and I will water more regularly, particularly once I see new roots initiating...since I killed the ones that were trying last fall.