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Encyclia citrina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Eddie729, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Eddie729

    Eddie729 New Member

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    Blooms reliably on every new growth. Flowers are wonderfully lemon scented and have the most amazing waxy substance. Linda took the pic - she does a much better job of it than I do!
    Encyclia citrina.jpg
     
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    It doesn't bloom reliably for everyone, job well done.
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Nice job!
     
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    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Nice!
     
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    One of my favorites. Yours has a lot more white on the lip than most. Very nice!
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    Nice one Eddie. See, I told you that he knew how to bloom things Dale.
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    Nicely bloomed!
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'm always anxious while the bud develops until it opens!

    You tell 'im Forrest! :rolleyes: (Unfortunately, we know how to kill things too...... :bang: )
     
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    is it truly a jewel and it is a pity not to be able to smell the delicious aroma
     
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    By golly, I want one now. If Eddie can bloom it, so can I! :cool:
    I already know how to kill them.

    Nicely done, Eddie. Thanks for posting.
     
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    So, how do you grow it, Eddie?
     
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    Outside for the summer. Sprayed most every day depending on the weather. It's on a SE facing patio so the light is quite bright. (And can get quite warm - it is the Northeast US after all.) We tend not to get things indoors until the nighttime temps fall below 50. Then it goes into the garage GH. Again sprayed pretty much every day - even in winter despite what I've heard about a dry winter rest. It's in the garage GH under the T5 light and dries out within a day. Temps out there stay in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

    Probably more detail than anyone needed or wanted. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think I'm better off admiring yours, Eddie. I doubt it would like it down here in Georgia and I'm damn sure it wouldn't like being in the spare bedroom all winter.

    It's a beauty!!
     
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    Not too much at all. That's exactly what I was asking for, thanks.
     
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    That how I feel about a lot of plants these days. I'm better off living vicariously through the folks on the forum. Cheaper that replacing plants all the time!

    The cool side of intermediate is what I usually see for these. Ours certainly gets warmer than that in the summer.
     
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    Yes, after I posted that I wanted one, I remembered I have said that, oh, what...1700 times before and each time I remember it's too much a cool grower for me. I'm tired of killing plants. I'll stick to catts, bulbos, dends. Those do best for me at this time of my life.
     
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    I have been growing mine on the cool side of intermediate since 2001 and it blooms every late May or June, but I will take a small division off the mother plant and grow it outside like you do.
     
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    vmijct Clif

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    awesome.
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    or send it to me, I will grow it outside and let you know how it does.
     
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    You're quite welcome.


    Amen. We've come to the conclusion that things that can handle benign neglect are best for us.

    It'll be interesting to see how the growth compares.