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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 2, 2009.
I love this species. I have bought it under at least 4 different names from Ecuagenera!
For someone who makes beautiful things, you sure do like scary orchids.
Well, Ann, I do have a taste for the unusual. The specimen plant is in a Marni pot, but the leaves just covered it up.
Culture for that, PLEASE?
Cool! What names so far and how big is it please?
That is really interesting...quite different looking from our native P. racemosa.
What is a Marni pot?
I grow it at both 50 and 56F nights, day temps up to 80F. Year round moisture (even when it goes deciduous) and 1/4 to 1/8 strength fertilizer, good water quality. Usually potted in moss in a plastic pot, but I have grown it in a terrestrial mix. I don't let it go dry between waterings. About the same light as masdevallias.
Do you mean what names have I bought it under? Ponthieva maculata (two times), Ponthieva (bella rica), Ponthieva sp and one other I can't remember. I'm a slow learner. The Orchids of Ecuador series has P. maculata with a picture of P tunguraguae, so I can't blame them on that. P. maculata is white with green spots and I'm still looking for that.
The flowers are about 1/2" wide and the spike gets up to about 12" maximum but usually shorter.
The specimen plant was growing in a 3 or 3 1/2" wide pot, so it makes a wonderful little specimen.
I am a potter by profession and that is what some people call my work. Abaxter knows my work and was teasing me here. Here is the link if you want to take a look. http://www.marniturkel.com.
There are also some articles I have written, I have more to post, but seem to spend my time on other things. I have just started writing for Orchids Magazine again, so after a decent interval, those will get posted too.
That looks great, Marni. I wonder how long it will take before i manage to order some of these terrestrials...