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Schomburgkia moyobambae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by nikv, Nov 9, 2010.

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  1. nikv

    nikv Member

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    This is the first Schomburgkia that I ever purchased and it still remains one of my favorites. The plant grows virorously for me. In fact, it's ready to be divided next spring. The inflorescence is about six feet tall.

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    full head of flowers. I didn't bother to count them.

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    the best I could do for a close-up with my handheld digicam.

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    bottom portion of the Full Plant Photo.

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    and the top half.

    Some people would reclassify this species as a Laelia. I won't bother updating my tag since I still think of it as a Schomburgkia.

    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
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    tenman Well-Known Member

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    Great growing! Now can you tell me how to get my old, old, huge plant to bloom??
     
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    I have one that blooms every year. Unfortunately, the flowers are cleistogamous and never open. I need to get a ladder in there and rip it out of the rafters. Damn thing.
     
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    My plant is actually in a hanging basket where it's up near the ceiling. It gets strong light year round. I took it down when the spike started getting too tall as it otherwise would fry in the heat. It's currently sitting on the floor which is where I took the photos this morning.
     
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