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Lepanthes filamentosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Gerrit, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Gerrit

    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    Lepanthes filamentosa-200122-.jpg Lepanthes filamentosa-200122--2.jpg Lepanthes filamentosa-200122--2-2.jpg
     
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    Very nice! What's the flower size?
     
  3. Gerrit

    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    About 1cm.
     
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    Great photos! I have never had lasting success with this species.
     
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    It seems indeed hard to keep on the long term. I have a clone from Colombia with bigger, redder flowers, that is still alive with 5 leaves (has been 20+) after 10 years. Two other plants from Ecuador with smaller yellow flowers like this, have grown very well for 2 years but are now seriously on the decline (so tiny, they get suffocated by moss/algae). Amazing fact with that species is it does make "keikies" at the tips of the roots, spreading all over the mount when actively growing!
     
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    Interesting! I wonder if it's a good idea to remount them every three years or so.
     
  7. pacome

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    most probably yes. Unless you manage to keep the sphagnum moss "fresh" for a longer time. In my conditions, its changing to mud after 2 years. Greenhouse centipedes play a big role in this tranformation, sadly.