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Isabelia virginalis ... once again

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Nov 11, 2011.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This species has been posted several times but it is putting on a good show for me right now. Grown like a Cattleya.
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  2. TheBlazingAugust

    TheBlazingAugust JUST . . ONE . . MORE!!!

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    What an interesting looking plant!
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Looks good Kelly nice job.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice! Considering live moss on the mount, you keeping it quite moist.
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I water it once daily however, the mount is wood that has started to rot and it holds quite a bit of moisture. The plant seems to like it that way.
     
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    This is a amazing species so we are pleased to see another beautifull plant of it.
    Thank you for sharing, congratulation for the bloom.
     
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    I like that!
     
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    Thanks for posting. Mine has 4 buds now, and is mounted on tree fern. At first I was nervous about that, but the plant seems just fine, so I let it be.
    When do you plant to remount, and what are you planning on using? I'm thinking of using cholla wood once the time comes (it has almost outgrown the current mount). Is this a good ides?
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ezil, my experience with this species is that it is very forgiving of conditions. I have cuttings mounted on cork, wood and tree fern. I really can't see that it prefers one over the other. It also seems very forgiving of the amount of light. I have my original plant, that is quite large, on cork in shade and it is blooming. The piece that I posted here is growing in bright light with Cattleyas. I think the cholla wood is probably an OK choice of mount. Good luck.