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Epidendrum Phillips Jesup

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Jun 29, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a hybrid of Epi (Oerstedella) endressi x Epi (Oerst.) schumannianum. The flowers are about 1" across and very long lasting. I corrected the color on the images, so they are pretty close. Unprocessed it shows up as much pinker than it really is.

    I was given this plant years ago by a friend on the east coast labeled Oerst. Phil Jesup. Another friend in SF got his plant from Hoosier as a seedling of Oerst. endressi.

    It is a slow grower, but I love it.


    oers.pj.close.jpg oers.pj.spike.jpg oers.pj.plant.jpg
     
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  2. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Cool!
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Very nice!
    Do you find it an easy grower?
    I am struggling with a couple of my Epidendrum/Oerstedellas!
     
  4. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Love the color!
     
  5. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Super pretty, Marni! I have Oerst. endresii and it is a slow grower for me too, but the flowers do last for a long time.
     
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    nice
     
  7. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    very nice job there Marni !!

    all Epi-O's , i have tried sulk and then keel over with the first Santa Ana - so i gave them ALL up :)
     
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    For Brant and Karen, I don't have any experience with Santa Ana winds and don't grow this or Oestedella centradenia in my outdoor area, so I don't know that I am much help. I've grown E(O) centradenia for many years and found out the hard way it didn't want a winter dry rest as suggested to me by a "taxonomic expert". But they do seem to like to just dry between waterings.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, I used to grow O. endressi. It did very well, but was very, very slow. Unfortunately, it got marked as a sales plant and sold at an orchid show about 10 years ago. Must have been one happy customer!!! I still can't believe it happened.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    LOL! One lucky customer for sure.