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Holcoglossum kimballianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by wpinnix, Aug 18, 2014.

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  1. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    An interesting Vanda relative, these can grow cool enough to survive in my greenhouse. The dorsal sepal is rotated 90 degrees, a feature hard to capture in a photograph. It reminds me of the crest on a dinosaur head, or a shark fin. The photo of the full plant is quite washed out, I was too lazy to take more photos to get a better shot.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bill, do you dry this in the winter at all?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A lovely species!
     
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    A nice one.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, since Bill is not showing up for your question, I will tell you from my own experience with this species.
    Mine is on hardwood mount with min. moss. I let mine dry out slightly between watering during the growing season, and I do keep it even drier in winter but not a winter rest for sake. In my condition, I water mine every other day or every other two days during the warmer months, and I reduce the water to every other 4-5 days in winter. Light is bright and air is good year round. The combination of warmer summer and cooler winter works well for mine.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom. I'm growing mine similarly to what you describe, but I can't get them to bloom. But if they ever do, it should be quite a show since they are big plants.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Thanks for stepping up Tom, I've been traveling. I grow mine nearly the same. I do give a two week dry period to all my greenhouse plants in deep dark winter but humidity is always high.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Bill. Maybe when they move into the new greenhouse They will produce flowers.