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Lc. Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by ldkobzeff, May 23, 2012.

  1. ldkobzeff

    ldkobzeff Member

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    i got this orchid from some one in my orchid society and I'm stoke that it bloomed.... I;m curious whether or not it can be bark mounted or should i keep it in a pot.
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I rather depends on the conditions you have. If it is in a greenhouse or where you have good humidity you will be more successful than if it is in a challenging environment. Do you grow other things mounted?
     
  3. ldkobzeff

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    Right now im growing it in what it came in which is a small pot, (2 inch) but its outgrown its container and needs to be repoted. I just got my first mounted (dendrobium antennatum, Onc. and a Cat.) orchid like 2 months ago, and I grow outdoors in Southern California. (Downey) Idk if that is specific enough, but let me know if you think mounting would be a good idea.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't really know where Downey is, but if you aren't within a couple of miles of the coast, you will have a hard time maintaining it in the summer and when there are Santa Ana winds. You could wait and see how your plants that are already mounted do through a year. If a plant is climbing (producing growth where each new one is higher than the last) mounting is probably a good choice. You could mount this and then if it is suffering once summer begins, you can pot it (with the mount) so that the potting medium comes up to the base of the older part of the plant.
     
  5. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    mine is potted....bark mix....and does very well, its a rampant grower...as well as a beutiful bloomer! gl