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Neocogniauxia monophylla

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mikhail kujawa, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Could you say a bit about the culture?
     
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    They look like they're doing well. The last spike on mine is now in bloom.
     
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    Thank you Manri and pcolman,

    I'm growing it cool. At the moment days 70-75 F nights 55-60 F. It get watered right now 3 times a day and fertilized twice a month at 1/4 strength to every gallon. It gets bright diffused light, i'm not sure what the foot candles are. The shade cloth is 50%.
     
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    Hi Mikhail, one of the seedlings I got from you is now in spike! I generally only need to water once per day as the relative humidity is very high.
     
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    Nice congrats! My Humidity is around 80% to 90% at all times and they still dry out, but my greenhouse feels like wind tunnel, they get a lot of air flow. This species has flowers like Dracula, they need high humidity to stop them from blasting the flowers.
     
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    I don't think I'd agree about humidity. I can't bloom Dracula because of bud blast due to insufficient humidity, but I have no problem blooming this. None of the buds on my plant blasted.
     
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    I should say this happens to me with Neocogniauxia hexaptera.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    For many years this plant was thought to be part of the Laelinae lineage, but hybrids never worked when crossed with members of that group. Do you know if anyone has tried crossing this with plants of the Pleurothallis group? The DNA appears to show this plant is part of that group.
     
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    Yes, many years ago I tried a number of times with various species in the Pleurothallid alliance and nothing ever took.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Thanks!
     
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    Not exactly the answer you expected, but I managed to get fertile seeds from a cross with Homalopetalum pumilio, both ways. only the Neoco x Homalo germinated, the cross Homalo x Neoco had embryos but I somehow spoiled the seeds. Too bad I had a contamination on all mothers of the Neoco x Homalo... I'll never see the result :-( since, I've much difficulties either getting a Homalo flower, or at leadt getting bot species to bloom at close interval.
     
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    I think it is a wonderful answer! Getting fertile seed of any species with such a muddled taxonomic history as this one is a fantastic feat all by itself. Perhaps someone in the future will use this information to work on the hybridizing of this delightful species.