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Polystachya parva

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I got this from Afri Orchids last year, and wasn't sure it was going to make it. But it grew a little bit this spring/summer, and it made a little bit of flowers. It is a small plant (1" pseudobulbs), but I hope it will keep growing.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a fun little Polystachya! Is it fragrant?
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Marni, I haven't detect any fragrance. I'll check at the different time of day, too. The flowers are much smaller than I expected (about 7mm tall), but they are cute!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Naoki,

    I got one of these last year too...it was only $10 USD, so why not. I have been growing mine mounted and very bright. I have 5 new growths with short pseudobulbs, but no buds or blooms yet.
     
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    Wow, yours is doing much better! I have moved it to a brighter spot this spring, so I hope it will do better next year. I haven't researched about this species. Do you know if it prefers winter rest? I think mine dropped leaves last winter, but I'm not sure if it is normal or not.
     
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    I read somewhere that they live in exposed montane environments. Mine also partially dropped leaves in the Winter, but was also starting new growth. I did cut back water, but not drastically. I wonder if Laurens would know about a defined dry rest?
     
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    Mine is finally in bloom...it is grown it direct sun (along side Sophronitis).
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  8. Marni

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    That is great Chuck!