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Leptotes pohlitinocoi

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Feb 9, 2015.

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  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    This species was described from Bahia about 11 years ago, but it is very common and popular already. I got it about 2 years ago from Florália, Brazil. After getting acclimated (it took a bit longer than others, about a couple months), the growth started to accelerate, and at least doubled in size. It has flowered 3-4 times last year, but it was entangled by roots of its neighbor, so I haven't looked at the flowers closely until now. But this is the first time it made a decent amount of flowers (around 27), so I had to sacrifice the root of the neighbor.

    It does seem ok in lower temp. This year I'm going with 72/52F for the winter. In the past, I was going with 60F min in the winter. Summer is around 80-85/65-70F.

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    It stays compact (it's a 2" Rand's Aircone Pot for the scale).
     
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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    One of best you posted here. Congrats!