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Comparettia falcata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have had this imported plant one year. It is on cedar wood without any moss, thanks to recommendations made to me on this forum. The root growth in one year has been phenomenal. I grow it bright with 50% shade cloth between it and full sun, warm - intermediate, daily summer water. In the summer it will be dry within an hour after watering. I think it likes it this way. The fuchsia color is eye-popping.

    Comp falcata close 2014-900.jpg Comp falcata inflorescence 2014-1000.jpg Comp falcata plant 2014-1000.jpg Comp falcata plant2 2014-700.jpg
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Oh I love comparettias...stunning long spike.
     
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    Lovely and well done.
     
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    Does the plant have a disease? I see black spots
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dillon, the plant had the black spots when I received it from Colombia. The spots have not increased in size or number and the new leaves are clear. If it was getting worse i would be concerned. I dont know the original cause.
     
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    Wow ! What a crazy long stem ! How long is it roughly?
    And love the color
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Anna, without going out to measure it I will guess that the spike is 18-20 inches. The one that hasn't flowered yet is going to be longer. I was surprised that they got so long since the Comparettia ignea spikes are much shorter.
     
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    Super long ! That's crazy