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Eria coronaria

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are two clones of Eria coronaria from northern India. The flowers area about 1.5" wide on a 12" plant with an intense citrus fragrance. I grow them with Laelia anceps but in a bit less light. The first images is one clone and the other 2 are of another clone.

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    Great start to the day. Thanks for posting these Marni.
     
  3. Dave

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    Wonderful! So Marni, you grow them with anceps, but what actual temperature range do they experience?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Stunningly beautiful
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dave, they get 45F nights all winter and most weeks in the summer have a day getting close to 90F. They have been down to 32F with no damage. Just keep them on the dry side in the winter.
     
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    Thanks, I can grow these. Been tempted by this genus, but have not yet taken the plunge!
     
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    They look shimmery on the white
     
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    I recently had to discard my plant of this species which I bought very cheaply from one of our socities auctions, it had two small leaves and several dried black backbulbs.. I spoke to the previos owner who told me that he had never had any success with growing the plant, he said he was told that the plant had to be kept fairly dry.

    I struggled with it for two years without making any progress until it expired. If I had the correct cultivation advice, and after looking at these fabulous images, I would certainly try this species again.
     
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    the flowers are great, i have to admit as well had already 3 plants, none of them survived longer then 2 years maybe, even last one was already multileaved, healthy an multi flowering plant, and than very suddenly most of leaves get black and dropping...
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a monsoon climate plant. Mine come from northeast India and I grow them with cold, dryish winters and warm wet summers. I have them potted in plastic in a fine bark mix and fertilize at 1/4 tsp per gallon when I am watering. They are growing a bit shadier than Laelia anceps, Den jenkinsii, assorted barkerias and Cuitlauzina pendula. About the same as Den formosanum, Cym tigrinum, Cym devonianum. In the summer, they will get to 90F a day or so each week but the nights cool off to the low to mid 50's. Not to poke you guys in the eye, but I find these really easy.:rolleyes: The smell really good too!