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Ornithocephalus myrticola

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Grown in medium shade, daily summer water. My camera can't do it justice. I've had this for a number of years and it didn't start growing a new fan until the original started getting a little ratty. The original fan continues to elongate. This has been a slow grower but reliable bloomer for me.
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    newbud and Interdependence like this.
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very good! I find these addictive.
     
  3. Interdependence

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    Do you grow any others within the genus? I've grown two species now for a few years and have a similar scenario in that they elongate the leaves and flower, but no new points of growth- no side or lateral growths. Makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong. I'm wondering if that type of growth just comes with age?
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is the only Ornithocephalus that I have had for very long so I don't have any personal experience with others, yet. I have 2 other species that I have had for only a few months. I thought I was doing something wrong too but it blooms great. Perhaps some others will tell us about their experiences with this genus.
     
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    great plant
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I find that as the moss starts to build up (or maybe it is the population of bush snails) the plants will decline.