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Neobathiea grandidieriana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 7, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also know as Neobathiae filicornu. I grow it cool in the winter with reduced watering. The flowers open green and than lighten up in after a couple of days.

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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice Marni! I've always liked this species, and I like the way you got the green flower and the white together to show the color progression.
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    That is one of my favorites and yours is totally awesome. It must be one of the most reliable of bloomers in the Ang world, eh? Well done.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Stunning, and wonderfully grown plant.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks gorgeous. Have no experience with this species. How long flowers last?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks.
    MrB, it has been a reliable bloomer for me too.
    Alexey, I'm not sure how long they last. Last year the first two of my clones bloomed and almost immediately set a capsule (not of my doing). The third I pollinated so never took note of the time. Beyond one year, my memory isn't so good.;) Perhaps others can answer the timing factor.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    How cool is "cool" for you during the winter? Just curious to compare. My greenhouse gets down to about 57-58.
     
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    GORGEOUS!
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I brought this in last night to check for fragrance (none at the time) and decided to take a better close-up. I also noted that the first flower was already fading, but will wait and see if it was pollinated or not. This grows with a theoretical minimum 50F night. But with pilot issues it occasionally goes below that. I keep it fairly dry in the winter. Perhaps next winter I will try one with a warmer winter (56 is my warmest).


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  10. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Loves it