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Schoenorchis fragrans

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 27, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This plant came to me as Sch. manipurensis which is a synonym of Sch. fragrans. Spikes are not fully open yet.

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    Another beauty!
    How do you grow your Sch., Marni? They are all putting on fabulous displays for you!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Kermie. I used to grow them badly when I watered them every day. Once I learned to dry them off, they all started doing better. I grow them hanging on chains pretty close to cattleyas. They get watered on the same schedule as the cattleyas which can be every 3 to 5 days. There is no moss on the mounts so they dry very quickly and remain dry for days.
     
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    I can't believe no one else has commented on this :)
    We'll at least you know its blowing my mind.

    I had one for around a year. And you're right...I probably lost it due to over watering!
     
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    Great result Marni! Any other cultural tips for booming initiation? I have health-looking plant for ~ 4 years, which does not bloomed yet.
     
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    What are the conditions where you are growing it?
     
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    Beautiful plant, Marni! Really a nicely-colored clone. Thanks for the culture info, I think I've been growing mine too wet for years. They initiate new growths and roots but leaves often drop and roots never grow past 1 cm or so, very frustrating.
     
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    Humidity: 55-80%, temperature: tried both intermediate and warm orchidariums. It is under Metal Halide HID lights. Light level is enough to bloom majority of mini-catts and some Vandacious, including Ascocentrum garayi.
     
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    What is it mounted on and how long does it stay dry between watering?
     
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    Prior it was on cork mount – too wet in my environment and some roots rotted.During last year it is on 2” diameter tube made of plastic net with some Spanish moss inside – very airy. I water/mist it 3-4 times per week. No signs of rot, but perhaps, frequent watering also prevents spiking.
     
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    i also grow this in a hot house with my vandas and phallys 80 per cent humidty water every day in summer twice weekly in winter its very inportant that it drys of by night fall and it flowers every year for me