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Holcoglossum kimballianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Aug 25, 2009.

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  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Holcoglossum kimballianum--2.5" flower.
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    Nice, Tom, I wish mine would do that. It is a good sized, multi-growth plant without a spike in sight.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. I only have grown this species for just over a year and I have been growing it the same way I have grown my other Holco. species(wangii, amesianum...)

    Maybe a bit more light for yours?
     
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    It is about the same light as my Laelia anceps (which are starting to spike). I dry it some in the winter and it gets cold. If it doesn't bloom soon I'll try moving it to a more moderate greenhouse. Seeing yours makes me want to bloom mine too.
     
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    Marni, it sounds like you are giving it enough light... Try to grow it outside and see what will happen. Mine sent out spikes after I moved it out in spring.
    None of my Holcoglossum species will get winter rest but they are naturally drier during the colder months
     
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    Wonderful! I have also it - but quite small plant, any chance for whole plant picture, pretty please!
     
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    Whole plant shot will be difficult to make, here is part of the plant
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    That's a really nice one Tom!
     
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    Really nice species!
     
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    thx
     
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    Wow really nice. I wish my growing area is cool enough to grow this beauty.
    Do you have to keep it cool year round??
     
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    No,(Edit-I meant not necessary). It's been growing outside for the warmer months but we don't get a lot of days of 90+F temperature.
     
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    Wow, what a nice display, Tom!
     
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    Terrific plant!
     
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    how can you achieve this, I have a rather large plant, it will not just bloom ........:bang:
     
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    Thanks!

    Need a better luck if you grow it the same way that I have mentioned but still no blooms.
     
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    piotrm, just for you.
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    thats awsome. Wish mine were that big. Gives me something to look forward too!
     
  19. Marni

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    Very impressive!!! Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Maybe I have not read so good, however my plant is not as big as yours but it is much bigger than what I see flowers in Italy.
    I grow amesianum and wangii equally and I have not problems with them
    Having no other options, I try to get him to take a bit of fresh air in Autumn ... the seller told me it must have some cold winter night but it I can not give