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Sophronitis coccinea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a line breed plant of Sophronitis coccinea by Dick Stone who has done a lot of work with this species.I've stopped trying to grow these and bark and moved all of the to mounts recently.




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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Always love this species!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Marni. Did they stay too wet in the bark?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I had them in bark (some in medium and some in fine bark) in net pots. I know that some of them dried pretty well between waterings, but they just didn't do well. Perhaps just not enough air movement? or they need to dry much faster and the wet dry cycle took to long. Duh, I guess that's another way of saying they stayed to wet. :confused: In the pots they were watered every 4 to 5 days. Now the are watered every day, but dry quickly.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. My S. brevipedunculata is in bloom now. This is such a wonderful genus.
     
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    Nice!!! What type of wood is it mounted on?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Leptosperum.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Love this species -- they do NOT love the heat here in the summer. ;) Well done Marni.
     
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    Stunning!

    Oops on the heat, maybe that's why mine came to a standstill ad now is growing again.