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Lycaste campbellii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm afraid I'm going to have Lycaste fever and start collecting them without moderation. 1.5" wide flowers, no fragrance that I can tell. Intermediate with a winter dry rest.
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  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    very nice. If it wasnt for the dry rest part I would be tempted.
     
  3. Chris

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    I love them too. Very nice Marni. Do you have aromatica?
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, Chris, I got a couple last year as rescue plants. They did bloom, but they aren't very strong. (Especially not helpful that they are still under the bench because I'm short of space.)
     
  5. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    They'r very beautiful!
     
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    Ann Beadin' fool

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    I don't think there is a cure for lycaste fever, Marni, and I've definitely got it! I love that one!!!
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    Nice Marni. My aromatica is in spike. Forrest what's so bad about a winter rest?
     
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    That's nice. I like your saying, "...start collecting them without moderation."

    I don't have any of these in my collection. Is there one you recommend that is warmth tolerant and an easy grower?
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Alexis, I've been thinking about what I would recommend for warm conditions and easy culture. This one is a low elevation species from Panama and Colombia so should do very well with warmer temperatures. It would require a drier winter period. L. aromatica might be a good choice and probably more available. Maybe some of the other members from warmer climates can make some suggestions.
     
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    Thanks, Marni. I've always passed these by at shows, out of ignorance of their cultural needs. I think I'm going to start paying more attention. Dry winters aren't a problem, so maybe I could be successful with the lowland species.
     
  11. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Sweet! Is this one of the small growing Lycaste? I'd love to try a small one just to see how they do in my conditions.
     
  12. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wendy, that is growing in a 3.5" pot. You do need to pay attention to size since some Lycaste species would dwarf a good sized palm tree.

    For Alexis too, I just remembered Lycaste powelii. I grow it, but it would like warmer than I have. It stays small for me and is a beautiful flower.
     
  13. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    'Just wanted to say that I bought one of these at our SOOS meeting today. It has five buds...I'll post photos when they open. Thanks for the enabling Marni! :D I got it from Mario Ferrusi, Marsh Hollow Orchids.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll look forward to seeing it. Perhaps I should start a business enabling people. I can be quite helpful at an orchid show.
     
  15. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Oh, "helpful", so THAT's what you call it?
    :cool:
     
  16. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You have to admit, I am rather good at it. I'm not getting a kickback, you know.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, I was wondering if this plant has stayed compact for you over the years? Also the same question for L. powellii. My L. cruenta gets so large (leaves are 24"+) that I need to down-size to more compact species. Thanks.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lyc. powellii definitely remains a compact grower for me. I have multiple clones of campbellii and if grown into a specimen plant the leaves do get longer. One got leaves about 18" tall when it was a many growth plant, but that is the exception.