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Lepanthes telipogoniflora

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, Apr 25, 2014.

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  1. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    First bloom! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1398463463.826261.jpg
     
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    Thats is so darling ! Do theu get any bigger as the plant grows? Or is that it's size
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    New one? I heard Ecuagenera's plants(this Lepanthes) at SEPOS were nearly dead by the time they put them up for sale.
     
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    They always are, but we still buy them.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I am not sure about "always". Sometimes, their plants, including this Lepanthes, look pretty good at shows.

    The biggest problem I have with Ecuagenera is that they have way too many mislabel plants, in my case, they even mislabeled a replacement plant of a mislabeled plant and that is pretty hard to accept any excuses.
     
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    What I said sounded like a shot at them and I should be more hesitant. It is certainly not an easy plant to import as is and that makes them more likely to look bad either way. If they came in larger sizes I think they would have a better chance. It's asking a lot of someone to maintain such a tiny plant with what can be a few leaves.

    This mislabeling issue is ongoing as we know. I don't think they put much effort in resolving the issues either. I will talk to Ivan to see if help. I am looking into our other issue. I already see some problems at first glance so I will be in touch.

    Yes the flowers will get bigger Anna but I think 7/8" or so is about it. Sometimes mine will vary from one growth to the next. It is a plant I never get tired of.

    Congrats on the bloom Zach-sorry for the tangent.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    All good. The plant is not new but it's tiny and only about 4 growths. We had it for over a year. The plants at the show from Ecugenera were not in the greatest shape. Some were fantastic but I'd say a better portion of them were nearly dead! We did pick up some particularly nice plants from them. We got a lepanthes tsubotae (spelling?) that was dead the next morning but they reimbursed us.
     
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    That is the least they should do... A couple of people I talked to got Lepanthes tsubotae from them and they were happy about the purchase, so it is case by case situation again.

    Chad, I know you have a nice Lep. telipongoniflora in your collection...here is my opinion about Lep. telipogoniflora flower size: The flower of a single plant normally doesn't vary "significantly" even with the best care and maturity, however, they vary from clone to clone. Some clone may have over 0.75" flower but others have smaller than 0.5" flower. and I have both(small flower clones and large flower clones from different sources, and you never have enough of them:)) If you have significant different sizes of flowers from a same pot of plant/plants, you might have more than one plant then. Sometimes it is just hard to separate the tiny seedlings.
     
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