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Schomburgkia superbiens

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DaveH_SF, Jan 24, 2015.

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  1. DaveH_SF

    DaveH_SF Member

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    I've been waiting three years for this one, Laelia Schomburgkia superbiens 1-15.JPG the first blooming of my Schomburgkia (=Laelia or Cattleya) superbiens, or as I call it "super beans". It's a 'Towada' x 'Rosminah'.
     
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    The color is amazing that seems so worth the wait !
     
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    ...congrats...i am waiting for mine to bloom, also...did you do something different to get it to bloom or did it just finally mature & acclimate?...you're in san francisco so i'm curious if you have it outdoors year around...
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is stunning. How large is the plant and spike?
     
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    The spike is about 2' , and the plant overall including roots is about 4'. It's got 5 pbulbs. I think it just wasn't big enough previous years. It could grow outside here in SF, but I keep it in an unheated greenhouse that gets down to about 45F.
    Laelia Schomburgkia superbiens2 1-15.JPG
     
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    To let them Bloom, they need a lot of light, as much as possible!!
     
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    lovely flower