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Comparettia macroplectron and Comparettia falcata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by lothianjavert, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. lothianjavert

    lothianjavert New Member

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    North East, MD
    Comparettia is a small genus of small epiphytes found in Central and South America (and the Caribbean).

    Comparettia macroplectron is a warm growing species from Colombia with large, pale pink flowers speckled with darker pink. The flowers are quite large compared to the size of the plant.

    Comparettia falcata also has pink flowers, but they are much smaller. It occurs in many locations from Central to South America and also the Caribbean islands. It prefers moist conditions that range from cool to warm.

    Both of my plants (along with comparettia speciosa) are mounted and grown in a moderately shaded area. They are watered regularly so that they do not get overly dry. Humidity is also kept high.
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Redding, California, USA
    Very nice. My C. macroplectron finished up about 2 weeks ago and now has a new growth starting. I tried selfing it but it didn't take.