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Lepanthopsis astroflora in spike

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by TheKellylove, Jul 27, 2014.

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  1. TheKellylove

    TheKellylove Active Member

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    I have a lepanthopsis astroflora which is definitely in spike, but I'm wondering how long it will take to bloom.
    I have an orchid guild meeting next month and I'd like to show it off!
    Has anyone had experience with how long it takes this tiny beauty to open it's flowers?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What stage of the spikes now? and when is your meeting?

    It doesn't take very long to bloom but at least 3 weeks if the spikes are just starting.
     
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    There are six or seven spikes, all in different stages. The longest one is about an inch and a half. The shortest is probably just peeping out of the leaf. Any idea how long the blooms last?
    The meeting is august 10, so two weeks.
     
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    I don't think it is going to bloom for you in time for the meeting... but it might, it all depends on your growing condition.

    I have never paid much attention to each individual flower, so I don't know how long the flowers will last, perhaps 10-14 days. When mine comes into bloom, there are dozens of spikes with hundreds of flowers. It will be in bloom for weeks at a time.
     
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    Aw man... Maybe next month.
    It's in a high humidity terrarium with a few other plants. The temp ranges from about seventy to about ninety. It's medium light, with brief direct sun in the early morning. What are your conditions like?
     
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    I attached a photo but the flower spike is not clear. It's right in the center of the picture and is a purple color with a bulbous end. What do you think?
     
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    If it is showing buds, then it might bloom in time for you. Otherwise, it is going to be late.

    The temperature for mine is 55-75F. medium shade.
     
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    A saving grace is they can bloom 3 or 4 times a year when they get happy.