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Comparettia ignea & Euchile mariae success stories

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Both of these plants were very weak, possibly near death, but thanks to help from folks here on the forum they are thriving now. I was keeping both too wet and the roots smothered with sphagnum.

    The Comparettia ignea has put out 2 new growths, 2 spikes and lots of roots. I put enough coconut fiber over the roots just for shade but not enough to hold water. I also have a recent import of two C. falcata plants. One is on a mount with nothing over the roots and one I treated like the ignea, with a very thin layer of coco fiber. They are both doing very well and one is spiking.

    The Euchile was on a mount that was rotting and holding water as well as having sphagnum moss and live moss over the roots. I put it on a new mount (cedar) and placed a very thin pad of coconut fiber over what was remaining of the very few roots. You can see the response in the photo.
    Comparettia ignea inflorescence-1000.jpg Comparettia plant-900.jpg Euchile mariae group-900.jpg Euchile mariae roots-900.jpg
     
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  2. Carkin

    Carkin Active Member

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    Great job...they are lovely blooms!!!
     
  3. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Nice saves! That Euchile is gorgeous.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  5. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Great job - nice to hear these stories!
     
  6. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    both very nice!!