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Schoenorchis scolopendria

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jun 10, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've posted this before, but today I got out a close up lens so you can really see the flowers. The last image is of a nice blooming on a different clone.

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    I like it. Thanks.

    I saw one on ebay the other day but the price was too bloody high IMO. $60(starting bid) for a tiny piece... .maybe it is just me--I hardly bid on any orchid on ebay.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Very nice! Thanks for the close up Marni!!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice blooming on a beautiful specimen, Marni. This species is fun to grow because it grows so fast in relation to its size.
    BTW, I think it is S. scolopendria.

    I have my Dendrobium delicatulum growing next to my S. scolopendria. Do you think that is appropriate for the delicatulum? It hasn't bloomed for me yet (the delicatulum) but is growing like a weed.

    Beautiful photography, too.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Very nice. Which greenhouse do you grow this in?
     
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    Love it! Would also be interested to know about the culture you use.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I grow these in the intermediate/56F minimum night and 75 to 80F days. They get cattleya light and are watered every 3 or 4 days. The need to dry quickly and stay that way for a couple of days. Since I increased my humidity to 85% they are doing better, but they were still good with lower, less stable humidity too. They are fertilized with 1/4 tsp per gallon of MSU at every watering. Lots of air movement.

    Kelly, I grow the delicatulum a bit shadier.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the spelling, Kelly. I was having a hard time finding it.

    Though I see I got it right a couple of years ago.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I've been thing about your post and if your delicatulum is growing really well, don't move it. I might even try one of mine that way.
     
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    Really cool!
     
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    Incredible species, Marni! Definitely high on my list when I can afford one.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A couple of years ago they were selling from $15 to $30 for a plant. If you wait, they will come back down in price.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, sorry to hijack your post but here is a photo of my Schoenorchis and Dendrobium delicatulum in their growing space.
    L-R S. scolopendria, Dend. delicatulum, S. fragrans. They are high in the gh under 50% shade cloth. By mid afternoon they are in bright shade. They are getting daily water but are crispy dry by the next day.
    I bought the delicatulum last August and it has probably doubled in size, or close to it, but hasn't bloomed.
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    Is your delicatulum (properly now parvulum) the white form? It looks different and larger than the blue ones I have.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know which color it will be but I'm guessing white. I bought it from Andy's and it is tagged as:
    Dendrobium parvulum ssp. huliorum (delicatulum) New Guinea
    I agree that mine doesn't look like yours. I guess only time will tell if it is a clonal difference or environmental difference (my conditions vs. yours) or perhaps mine is mislabeled. I did find some plants on-line that look more like mine including this one with a pink/red color https://orchid.unibas.ch/phpMyHerbarium/161001/1/Dendrobium/parvulum/Rolfe_Robert_Allen/specimen.php
    I just hope it blooms sometime so I will know more about it.
     
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    I imagine several people would be standing in line for a division of one of those:cool:. I would be happy to just bloom it regardless of color.
     
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    That's definitely what I'm hoping for.

    Nice plants, Kelly!
     
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    I decided to order one from Andy since he was having a sale. Of course, I had to go and look around.:eek:

    I've already germinated seed from last year's sowing. It isn't a huge amount, but there will be some if all goes well. I've also just pollinated it again a few days ago and now I think I know where the pollen goes.
     
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    Marni, I have one(originally from Andy P) and one from Tom P(the same one you have), They do look different. The one from Andy has bigger leaves and pbulbs, almost 2.5X bigger than the one from Tom. I've heard Andy has bloomed out some, they are mostly white, bluish white. Certainly you would know more details about it if you ask Andy.