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Neocogniauxia monophylla

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I/C grower. Flowers are ranging from 1.5"-1.75" wide.

    I think this species is a lot easier to grow than its sister species(N. hexaptera). I grow it on stick mount, shady(~1000FC), good humidity year round and water every other day plus "good air movement".
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Spectacular!

    You grow some really beautiful stuff, Tom.
     
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    pacome Active Member

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    I have no experience with N. hexaptera - seems impossible to find here - but I confirm that N. monophylla doesn't deserve the "almost impossible to keep alive" reputation of the genus. I grow mines with the D. cuthbertsonii, potted in pure sphagnum, bright light, moist, intermediate-cool temperatures, and good air movement. they grow slowly but steadily.
    Tom, do you have evidence that both species are really different species? I've looked at the pictures I can find here and there on the net, and I can't find any "objective" character to distinguish between both!
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I am not sure about "objective" but N. hexaptera should have two leaves per growth and the flower has wider petals which give the flower rounder and fuller appearance.
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Beautiful!
     
  6. EGOISTA

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    Wonderful plant and specie, the flower is big compared with the plant!
    Spectacular colours , congratulations!
     
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    Beautiful, what intense color!
     
  8. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    An unfeasibly alluring species! Thank you for sharing.