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Encyclia prismatocarpa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 3, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a rare sight in my greenhouse. This produces spikes for me every year but the buds usually blast. This year there are 3 spikes in full bloom. Wonderful. I guess I did something different but wish I knew what it was :confused:.

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  2. sam1147

    sam1147 sam1147

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    Very nice
     
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    ash1de Active Member

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    I have had one for several years and have not even seen a spike!
     
  4. PhalGal

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    Gorgeous! Love it...I just bought one of these last month. How do you grow it KellyW?
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, based on my poor history with this species I don't know if you would want to follow my lead. However, I am currently growing it potted in LECA, charcoal and perlite. It is growing among mostly Bulbophyllums so it is getting light more than Phals and less than Catts, generally. Year-round water. Intermediate to warm temps. I may take a division and mount it to see what happens.
    In the past I grew it brighter and it didn't like that.

    If anyone else is successfully flowering this species, please speak up and let us know how you are growing it.
     
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    spiro K. Active Member

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    Wonderful !
     
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    vstge22276 New Member

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    Kelly that is beautiful, sounds like you hVe your Orchids in a green house, but do you know if deer like to eat Orchids?
     
  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :) I think that is the first time I have seen that question on this Forum. It is a good question and I don't have an answer for you but I bet someone here will. You might want to post the question in a new post under the Orchid Culture category.

    What I can tell you is that cats like Phalaenopsis leaves and rats will eat buds and parts of orchid plants. I suspect deer will too.
     
  9. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    Very nice Kelly.
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Lovely♡♡♡ glad they didn't blast ! Lol kelly you're to modest ♡
     
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    Thank you Kelly for your response, I will post on the Orchid culture category. I live in northern Minnesota, lots of tame deer that come into yards, Not to many rats that I know of anyway. Thank you again.
     
  12. dr_dmd

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

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    Just lost mine, so sad :(. I had it mounted on a very nice piece of wood. It lived for several years in my greenhouse, and was happy for years. I think I lost it because of the fires last October in Napa Valley, where we live. The smoke was so think we could not see the houses across the street from our house. I did not lose many plants, but this one was one of them. I am on the look out for a new one. Love the spots, cream yellow background color on petals/sepals, and the purple in the lip. My deceased friend had a dark purple lip. So sad I did not take a photo of her. She is lost, gone to orchid heaven, to enter her next life cycle. :(