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Neofinetia falcata Shunkyuden

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 2, 2021.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have been actively increasing my collection of Neofinetia this last year or so. Friends would say that I have become obsessed. This particular one bloomed last July. The flowers of Shunkyuden continue to produce tepals (petals and sepals) and they never produce a column.

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  2. J E

    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Interesting! An obsession or two or 4 Can't be that bad can it?
     
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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think this qualifies as an obsession within an obsession. And it is a good thing.
     
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  4. Gabriel Urbina

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    Love these flower varieties!!
    I have several n. falcata varieties atm, it's difficult not to get absorbed by it! I've been growing them for a few years. If you're in the Neo group on FB, there's group orders placed from South Korea frequently. Not to enable you or anything lol
     
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your too late to be a bad influence!!! Every Sunday morning I start my day shopping.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I don't see the issue here
     
  7. The Orchidomaniac

    The Orchidomaniac Active Member

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    My brain won't let me classify that as an orchid or a flower at all... The only way to propagate it is by division and meristemming, correct?
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I'd assume, considering the collum is non existent even if it does produce pollen there's nothing to house the mechanism for pollination.
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It has certainly been successful by division. It is quite readily available.
     
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    Nice color.

    I had tried to reduce the work of repotting Neofinetia sp. (change the moss every year) and mounted them ended up loosing them. I know many people are succeeded growing them mounted, but I learned they really like living in the moss mountain.
    Now, I'm encouraged to go back to the basic with my last one.
    Thank you Marni for posting it.
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They grow very well mounted for me. I need to water them daily for most of the year. I put shredded coconut at the roots. Some people are now growing them potted in coconut. Again, as with the moss mounds, you leave an empty space in the middle of the pot.
     
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    Marni,
    You are right about the moss mount, leaving the empty space that I had forgotten! I remember a process of the video I watched many years ago.
    It is an art work, isn't it!
     
  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've gotten a lot quicker with time.
     
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    There’s a reason people use 5A moss for mounding falcata.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My understanding is that they use it because the strands are extra long. People I know of who are using it still repot every year and some do it twice a year.
     
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    Oh I meant to imply the efficacy of doing competent mounds significantly improved with the quality of moss! Hard making nice mounded moss with short dense moss.