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Rhynchostylis gigantea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ybane94, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Ybane94

    Ybane94 Active Member

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    I bought this Rhynchostylis in Thailand. This is his second blooming after 8 years :rolleyes:

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  2. sam1147

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    Lovely
     
  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Nice. Mine aren't even budding yet.
     
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    Not long back I bought a small Rhynchostylis gigantea and placed it in a tree. But some animal came through and ate the leaves. The roots are still there and green. I'm hoping the small stub at the top of the roots will reshoot. So far nothing, but still hoping.
     
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    At least we don’t have orchid eaters here in Florida.only the bugs.ha.
     
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    Squirrels! The bane of my existence!
     
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    Don't get Squirrels here, but I suspect Possums. Through the dry season green feed becomes rather scarce so the garden and the ponds become a point of interest. I've lots of epiphytic orchids in trees but so far it's only this Rhynchostylis and an Oncidium that have been damaged. The Oncidium only got part damage, probably didn't pass the taste test. But I had high hopes for the Rhynchostylis and was planning to get a lot more.

    Cute, but can be a pain.

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  8. Steve B

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    Yes they are cute little devils like the squirrels.Didnt know they ate orchids.Interesting.