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Ida/Lycaste/Sudamerlycaste dyeriana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    An unusual, pendant species from Ecuador and Peru. From the base of the plant to the tip of the longest leaf is 12".
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    I think the form of this is striking and very subtle. One for my wish list. ISOPE states that it blooms summer to fall in cultivation and winter to spring in the wild. Is it in bloom at the moment?
     
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    Stunning I really wish to see this bunch of flowers one day ;-)
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm still hoping to get pollen for this.

    Giles, it is in bloom now. I think it blooms in summer and fall in both hemispheres, it is just that the seasons are reversed in the habitat from what we have north of the equator.
     
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    You are right of course. I cannot have been having a good day.:confused:
     
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    Marni, very nice.
    How to grow?
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Norman, nice to see you here.

    I grow this mounted on cork (pendant of course) with very little moss on it. It experiences a minimum night of 56F and maximum day of 80F (a bit above that for short periods of time). It does best for me hanging on the north side of hanging pots. So it is in the shade of cattleyas and gets diffuse light all day. It gets watered every 3 days in summer and probably every 5 days in the cooler months. So it is dry for a couple of days between waterings. I fertilize with dilute fertilizer at every watering.
     
  8. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh! It is green! I love the green flowers! From your cultural information, it would die slowly (at best) here or just kick up its lovely green toes within moments of arrival, so I shall admire from afar. :)
     
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    Thanks Marni. Great species and photo.
     
  10. DanaRaluca

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    Stunning photos! There is something special about green flowers.

    :)And thanks' a lot the one who came with the "random attachments" idea. It helps me learn about such old thread showing amazing species