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Loefgrenianthus blanche-amesii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 25, 2010.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is an uncommon Brazilian species. The flowers are about 1/2" wide on a pendant plant.
    lof.b-a.flowers.jpg
     
  2. masdevallia

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    Nice lip! I´ve never heard of this one before.
     
  3. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    pretty colours
     
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    Very nice. Looks like the foliage is attractive also.
     
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    Very interesting!
     
  6. Dale

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    Very nice, Marni. My plant grows well and produces sheaths, but..... after 15 months, no flowers. What kind of light and temperatures do your plant receive?
     
  7. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Cool lip!
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Wicked!
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dale, I am growing them 56 to 80F in the same area as Draculas, Lepanthes calodictyon. They get daily water most of the year.

    Harry, I was going to take a plant shot, but the flowers on the larger plant were starting to go and I wanted to get them pollinated. There is a plant shot on IOSPE if you are interested.
     
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    Thanks, Marni. Sounds like all I need is a little patience, then.
     
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    :eek::eek: very very nice !! i've never seen it before
     
  12. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Lovely.
     
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    The name is a great as the orchid itself (cool photo!)
     
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    Marni, what would you say the upper limit of low temps is for this species? The high of 80 is no problem in my terrarium, but it doesn't get near the 50s except the dead of winter. Would the low to mid 60s be ok in your opinion?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, I think that would be fine. My sense is that I am at the low end of what it will tolerate for a night temperature.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Marni! Do you find them difficult to grow, and do they have any special requirements?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a little piece of this species and I find it difficult/extremely slow growing under my 55-75F/HID light condition--(it has not grown much for 3+ years).
     
  18. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't (note past tense) find them difficult at first, but they did go down hill after a couple of years. Of course, a lot of my plants were somewhat neglected at the same time. I treated them as I would a mounted lepanthes. I have some in final flasks now and am hoping these prove a bit easier to grow or at least I will have enough to try in different locations to see if I can figure them out. I do think warmer than Tom and I had for nights would be the next thing I would try.
     
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    Very unusual ,and beautiful thing.!
     
  20. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Marni! I went through your flask list last night and found this one to be interesting. My research led me to this thread, hence the barrage of questions today.