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Encyclia citrina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by JonP, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Man o' man what an intoxicating fragrance!

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    I picked this one up last fall and I've grown it outdoors here on the central coast of CA since then.


    I know, I know...it's EUCHILE citrina now.
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  2. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Just beautiful! I'v killed so many of these in the past.
     
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species, JonP.
     
  4. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I refuse to buy one.

    It's brilliant but I refuse to buy one.
     
  5. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Me too MJ, me too:(

    Thanks for the pic Jon!
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice job, Jon!
     
  7. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    Superb, the yellow is WOW , what type of Citrus does it smell like ?

    Euchile ?? why no i am not but i was chilly earlier.
     
  8. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Thanks everybody!
    I intend for this one to stick around for a looong time...(I hope, I hope...)

    Brant the fragrance is like no other. Like the most exotic tangerine reved up to the max. In the afternoon, when it's warm, I can smell it from ten feet away outside. I sniff it at least five times a day.
     
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    JonP...I live in the hills of L.A. and have had my E. citrina for years with only very slow green growth and no flowering. I give it bright dappled sun and it is outside all year long. Any idea why no flowers? It looks quite healthy!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    JonP hasn't posted in several years. Hopefully someone else here can help you.
     
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    What are your winter night temps? It's my understanding that many of these Mexican Encyclia-relatives need pretty cool nights to bloom well. If you think temps are sufficient, you may want to increase light/decrease watering in winter.
     
  12. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Zach is right that these do appreciate drier conditions in the winter. They can take it brighter in the winter than the summer, but as I understand it, that don't get really bright light. It is now Prosthechea citrina. Not that common a species. They can be difficult to get to bloom and even after thinking you have the right conditions they may only bloom some years. They are slow growers, but many people have trouble keeping them alive, so if it is growing you are doing better than some.

    Most of what we see in the US is now properly called Prosthechea karwinskii which has a narrower lip that the one shown above.
     
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    Lucky you Brian
    Where did you buy your plant, I'm trying to get one but I haven't find one