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Microcoelia stolzii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by T. migratoris, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    I grow this hot, very humid & quite bright. These photos were taken after being in bloom for a few weeks - the display was much better a week or so earlier. Grows like a weed.
    Microcoelia stolzii .001 01 05-30-11 sm.jpg Microcoelia stolzii .001 02 05-30-11 sm.jpg Microcoelia stolzii .001 03 05-30-11 sm.jpg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :clap::clap:
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    neat!
    is it always leafless?
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Verrry cool.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh wow! I haven't been successful with any leafless orchid yet. How often do you water it?
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Yes ... at least mine is.

    It gets watered typically once a day in the morning, but the humidity during the day is at least 80-85% & sometimes higher. I don't think it gets a lot of moisture stress. Once in a while if it's been really hot & bright I'll give it another shot of water late in the afternoon. It hangs high in the greenhouse with Dendrophylax & some terete leaved plants.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done!
     
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    This is probably one of the easiest of the leafless orchids to grow! The roots don't really attach to anything and they grow throughout the year, although slower in winter. I grow mine in much less light about 40% humidity, and it still blooms profusely. I suspect that most of the plants in the US are divisions of the clone 'Cathy Fenwick's Medusa'.

    Pete
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    I could be wrong but I think this plant was imorted fairly recently from South Africa. I'll double check.

    Interesting what you say about light Peter ... I've been toying with moving it to a lower light position to see how it responds. My gut tells me it's just a little bright where it is.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Wow, splendid!!
     
  11. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    sweet, well done!
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Amazing! :clap:
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Peter was correct about the clonal name. It's hard to see, given the way this one grows, that divisions would ever be possible. Keikis maybe?
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Stunning plant! Any idea for a source of this in the U.S.?
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    No. Not any more.
     
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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Very cool, I like the orange root tips. Does the whole root turn orange when you water it?
     
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    Neat!
     
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    Yes, once the plant gets larger, it forms offshoots which are easy to separate.
    If you find it, expect it to be pricey...$100 plus.
    Pete
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Actually the roots turn bright green when wet - only the tips are amber.