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Scaphosepalum fimbriatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DPfarr, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    adistilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com__ec62835412b911e380e022000ae9027c_7.jpg I was growing this all wrong. I had not seen flowers on it for a year or two since I repotted it. Upon looking closer there was a ton of spikes but they were diving into the moss inside a solid plastic pots. Mesh pot and voila! I was about to throw it out but am satisfied enough to allow it's stay with all the flowers covering the basket. I suppose there could be more in the future as well?
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff, Had exact same problem for my Scaphosepalum swertifolium - and same solution ;-)
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Love it!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They do very well mounted and then the flowers are free to go where they want.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Do you keep yours really wet while mounted? I keep this thing on the wet side of moist.

    Speaking of watering issues, Trisetella hoeijeri, I previously was growing it moderately well potted in moss. It took a steep decline with rotted growths. I was unsure if it was just disease or that it had been a result of being chronically overwatered. I took what was left of it and mounted it with less moss than what was in the pot. I'm keeping it a degree drier with abundant humidity and low mid 70s to upper mid 50s.
     
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    Daniel, I grow them on cork and they approach dryness between waterings. If they have been on the mount so long or are where they stay quite wet, I find they go down hill. That said, they have been very forgiving of less than perfect conditions.

    I've found the Trisetella hoeijeri does better when mounted. Any of the trisetellas will start shedding leaves once the roots rot which is easy to do if you leave it in moss too long. If I am going to grow trisetellas potted I use a very small pot and a fine bark mix, not moss.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely bloomed Daniel! I grow all my Scaphs. mounted with daily waterings in my terrarium. They're weird about blooming, but mine grow very well. I grow Trisetella hoeijeri in the same conditions, and it isn't a fast grower but also isn't dying.
     
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    That is a really cool Scaphosepalum. I wish I had more of these.
    That was also pretty good of you to figure out what it needed. Nice Job.
    Jack