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Habenaria medusa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Karen, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Great terrestrial from Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra according to the IOSPE. It's 14 inches tall, growing in a 3 inch pot of potting soil. It goes dormant in about a month, completely dry, until the new growth starts in May. I think it looks like fireworks!

    This is my second year growing it. I like it!
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    Pook Disneyed

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    Awesome! Thanks for including the whole plant shot.
     
  3. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    What Pook said.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    *sniffle, sniffle*
    Mine opened and it is Habenaria rhodocheila.
    Well done, Karen.
     
  5. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    Very nice!
     
  6. Mary Jane

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    Nice, nice, nice!
     
  7. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    That is awesome Karen <adds to the list to find a commercial source>
     
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    Fantastic! It does look like fireworks :)
     
  9. Karen

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    There is a guy in Texas, selling these on Ebay for $19.50, and if you bid & don't win, he second chance offers at your low price. I just bout 2 Habenarias from him. Nice size, leaves look right on the H. medusa... Veracruz37 is the sellers name...
     
  10. samarak

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    Erich Michel (michelorchid.com) also has them, but the price isn't listed. I got one from him in the spring, just out of flask, and it flowered this fall, with about as many flowers as in Karen's picture. He said they were fast growing, but I didn't expect that. (Must be a compatible local pollinator, as I have a couple of pods coming, too.)
     
  11. Karen

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    Welcome to the forum, samarak!
     
  12. samarak

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    Thanks, Karen. I've been hanging around for a week or two, but am just now getting around to updating my profile, etc. I see some people I know here.
     
  13. Brant

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    fireworks or a "tickling" device :)
    very COOL !!
     
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    Very cool indeed!
     
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    That's it. I want one.
    I haven't said that about an orchid in a very long time. Thanks, Karen.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous! Mine rotted over the winter :(
     
  17. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Thanks Karen...I will need to check out ebay :)
     
  18. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I like that. Nicely Done Karen.