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Comparettia falcata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 26, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A widespread species from the Carribean, Mexico, Central America and most of South America. It is one of the smaller flowered species but is brightly colored. I am including an image of the roots to show that there really isn't moisture retentive material so that it dries quickly. This gets watered most days but is dry before the next morning.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. I'll mount mine similarly. I appreciate the root/mount shot. It's also good to see that you are growing it pendulous. My C. ignea is growing upright and I would have mounted the falcata the same.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've had this for almost 7 years and it was mounted upright to start with. It has done what it wanted to.