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Enc. adenocaula

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Orchidbyte, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Orchidbyte

    Orchidbyte Active Member

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    We have had this a couple of years, wet summer very dry winter, outdoors spring summer, greenhouse winter.
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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    Well done! I have one as well, and when it is in bloom, it is absolutely stunning. Three spikes - wonderful.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This has been on my wish list for some time. Nicely done.
     
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    I saw a bunch in bloom at the Montreal Botanical Gardens and was amazing... Made me want one. Where did you guys get it? Would love one.
     
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    Got this on Ebay, I could not believe it when I won it, no one else bid, go figure...
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice blooming.
     
  7. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    I got mine at Andy's. As usual, very nicely mounted. Looks wonderful in or out of bloom.
     
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    I got mine from Andy's, too. I love this species!
     
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    Andy's is a bit pricey. $45, how large was it?

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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    Mine had 6 bulbs when I bought it. It was indeed 45$ but very nicely mounted on a good piece of log. It is one of my favourites.
     
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    I guess I was lucky, I got this on Ebay for 25$ plus shipping.

    I could not believe no one else bid.
     
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    dmd, how many PB does yours have?
    Here are some I saw a few weeks ago at the Montreal Botanical Garden.

    Do you give it a cool winter or it could adapt to an apt heat in the winter?
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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    @Stefano

    Ciao Stefano,

    My adenaucala has 13 PBs. Here are some pics.

    It has grown well this past year, but has not yet bloomed and I suspect it will not for now (although it has bloomed for me 2x before). Although I gave it a good dry rest, it may have been too warm this winter in my GH. It is not a particulary fussy grower. Jay's says to give it a good dry rest with no fertilzer in Fall through easly Spring. I bet if you could keep it somewhat humid and in a cool, bright location in your apt in Montréal, you could grow it. Nice pics from the Jardin des plantes!

    bon courage!
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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    Ah! My mistake - sorry about that. How fun to live near NYC.

    As I understand it, the area in Mexico from where this plant comes is dry and cool in winter - not much rain, but some dew overnight. It would have bright sunny days, sometimes it could get up to 85 during the day, but it would be cooler at night than 60. Not sure what to predict about its success inside your place.

    Thanks for sharing your pics.

    Cheers - Don