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Constantia rupestris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Oct 2, 2022.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is an event in my collection when I bloom a Constantia rupestris. This is the 2nd time this year I have bloomed a seedling from a selfing I did some years back. I'm not sure if I am missing something in the culture or the selfing is just reluctant to bloom. Here is the blooming from yesterday.

    P.S. If anyone knows the trick to blooming this, please let me know.

    Constantia rupestris 514-6699.jpg

    Constantia rupestris 514-6699.qtr.habit.jpg
     
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  2. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    I think the whole genus consists of shy bloomers.
    Fantastic and special when they do though!
     
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  3. Alex Shepack

    Alex Shepack Active Member

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    Very nicely done, Marni!
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Whoo hoo! I just found a bud on a Constantia cipoensis.
     
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    Sounds like a primary hybrid will be attempted :)
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've thought about it. I'm hesitant to make crosses that may get confused for species once out in the world. As I think about it, it could give a plant that was easier to grow and bloom more often.
     
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    I believe shy bloomers make up the majority of the genus.
    Wonderful and unique when they do, though!
     
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  8. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Love it! I recall them being rather shy too. Great little plants though.
     
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  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Zach, nice to see you here.
     
  10. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Hi Marni, I’m happy to be back! Looking forward to seeing your amazing pictures again.
     
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