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Prosthechea vitellina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    The photos hardly make these amazing flowers justice... they are even more intense in real life. Every spring it produces this gorgeous color explosion, and once it gets going it blooms for months. It is a medium sized intermediate to cool growing epiphyte from Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua where it grows at 1400-2600 m. I grow it in sphagnum moss and intermediate. Only a slightly drier winter rest (not dry). I grow it as bright as I do Cattleya. It has five mature bulbs from last year and three of them are already blooming. The other two have buds on the way, so I hope they will catch up soon. More pictures on the blog.

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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species! Nice photos too.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's a really intense color! Congratulations and great growing.
     
  4. gnathaniel

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    Fantastic, Karma! I love this species, got to find one of my own...
     
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    Impressive! Not the easiest species to grow and you seem to have done well with it!
     
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    Thanks a lot everyone! :) I love this one... a real energy kick this time of year.
     
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    Always a winner! Excellent growing!
     
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    Thanks Jon! :D
     
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    Great!
     
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    Very very beautiful!! Like the contrast between the orange and the black background! Lovely!