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Polystachya johnstonii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a special affinity for polystachyas. There are some really fine species that should be more widely grown. This one from Malawi is one I find very charming. It is fragrant, long lasting and the plant hasn't gotten very tall in my conditions. This is growing in a 2 1/2" planter. It does ok at 56F minimum, but does much better around 50F.

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    Afriorchids New Member

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    Nicely flowered. Where did you get this? From me? I think it is the hybrid between johnsonii and zambesiaca or campyloglossa.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh dear! Yes, this is from you. I crossed two plants of this from you and guess I better stop calling it a species. Not sure if you saw it, but I did post on your question about Maxillaria a while back.