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Polystachya perrieri

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It got this as a small seedling. This is third time I've bloomed it and it gets better each year. It has been growing in intermediate conditions in moderate light. After checking where it grows, I'm moving it to a cooler greenhouse and brighter light.

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  2. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    great photos Marni!
     
  3. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Whoa, the hairs on the lip with that magenta lip make for a striking contrast.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Be still my beating heart!!
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Gasp! Wow! That has amazing color! Well done Marni. If you are moving it to cooler temps, it would never survive my place, so I'll admire from afar. Very nice.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks.

    Sarah, I've been finding that some of the polystachyas that I grow are much higher elevation that I realized and when I do move them to cool temps they do much better, the flowers last longer and are richer colors.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That is great to know Marni. I don't have many of the genera--precisely because they are cooler growers--but I will have to move mine around a bit to get them in relatively cooler areas with summer approaching.