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October blooms

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ash1de, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. ash1de

    ash1de Active Member

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    Barbosella dusenii
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    Ceratostylis retisquama (rubra)
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    ooops--posted before I was done

    Ceratostylis retisquama (rubra)
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    Bulbophyllum grandiflorum
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    Epidenrdrum escobarianum
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    Nicely done!
    How moist does your E. escobarianum stay? What substrate do you use? I got a plant that I grow in a clay pot with NZ sphagnum moss and it is not doing well.
     
  4. ash1de

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    Epi. escobarianum has been a real challenge under my growing conditions. I currently have 2 plants, but have also lost 2 in the last few years. The one in the photo is in a 4 inch basket with sphagnum moss. It is kept lightly moist but not overly wet. It hangs closest to the east wall of the greenhouse and receives some morning sun. Since moving it there from a shadier location a few months ago, its overall condition has improved. The other escobarianum is mounted and although the plant looks healthier, there has been no sign of blooming.

    This is one of those plants that I keep moving around, looking for optimal conditions in my greenhouse.

    Others on this forum have had considerable success with this species.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    All look good but you're growing the barbosella and bulbophyllum like a boss. Seriously I've never seen a barbosella grown that nicely.
     
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    Many thanks!