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Schoenorchis scolopendria

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Apr 26, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is such a wonderful species. I am growing it intermediate - warm and bright. I give it daily summer water but it dries quickly. The third photo is a division from July 2014 mounted on a wine cork. The divisions establish readily and grow fast. As you can see in the photo the division is blooming, too.

    Schoenorchis scolopendria plant-900.jpg Schoenorchis scolopendria3-900.jpg Schoenorchis scolopendria division-900.jpg
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Love these little gems!
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly Thanks for the growing tip, need to move mine. Thanks.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That species looks great even out of bloom! Thanks for culture advise.
     
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    Lovely
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    If you're ever parting with a division, please put my name on the list!
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Will do.
     
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    Really nice. Would you be interested in parting with a division for trade or cash? I'm sure it would go great in my terrarium.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not ready to part with any yet but I will keep you in mind.

    In a terrarium you would have to make sure it had a chance to dry quickly.
     
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    I would probably mount it without any sphagnum for that reason. Do you have any recommendations for vendors that might have them
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought mine from Andys several years ago. I don't know if they currently have it. I have even seen it on Ebay. When it was first described it was pricey but I think the price has dropped. Others may have some current sources.
     
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    Thanks Kelly.
     
  13. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    I love these but this is one of those things that just doesn't like it cool and wet

    Great growing!
     
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    Love it. Can you tell us the relative humidity around this plant.

    Nice growing.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi, Ramp. My RH fluctuates wildly. The outside RH is very low in the summer months so this makes it harder to keep a constant RH in the greenhouse. I don't have a humidistat and auto misters so the greenhouse RH is supplied by the swamp cooler, plants and evaporation from watering. Currently in the greenhouse it is 82F and 67% RH at 11:05 a.m. and I have not watered today. I try to keep the RH above 50% but am not always successful. This inconsistent RH is hard on some plants but this species seems to be thriving.
     
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    I bought a plant a few months ago from Andy's. It was reasonably priced at the time.