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Mediocalcar decoratum and a few others

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ash1de, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. ash1de

    ash1de Active Member

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    Mediocalcar decoratum: The best blooming for this plant in several years. There is a 4-inch basket somewhere at the core of the plant and the plant is about 14 inches across.
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    Mediocalcoar decoratum 3.jpeg

    Pleurothallis palliolota
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    Pleurothallis medinae: Gerrit recently posted a nicer photo Pl. medinae, but here is mine...
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    Epidendrum porpax
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  2. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Spectacular!
    is it Neolauchea pulchella in the background? What's your culture? I can't get mine to bloom.
     
  3. ash1de

    ash1de Active Member

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    Good eye, Raven! Yes, it is Neolauchea pulchella. I tried to photograph it, but there is too much air movement in the greenhouse. I have 2 of these and both are in bloom right now--they grow hanging in the middle of my east facing greenhouse, receiving about an hour or 2 of morning sun. One is in a basket with sphagnum and the other is mounted. I grew them for several years in the same locations without blooms, and then about 2-3 years ago they started to bloom--I wish I could tell you why!
     
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    Beautifully grown!

    Just saw that you're in Michigan. I'm moving up that way (to South Bend, IN) in a couple weeks!
     
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    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm in Indiana as well :)
    David, thanks for the cultural info. I have two clones, a regular one, and an alba, and I've been letting them to dry out completely and to stay dry for a day. I might start watering them more.
     
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    Thanks Alex! Welcome to the 'neighborhood'!

    Raven--I water my plants whenever I water the mounted plants--everyday or every other.
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Great plants!
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautifully grown plants.