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Spathoglottis kimballiana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by carl, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. carl

    carl Active Member

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    I grew this from a flask. They're fast growers. Also on the large side, at least compared to the miniatures I usually grow. The flower stem is about 2 1/2 feet, flowers 2-2.5" across. Flowering now, on a rainy day in southeastern Pencilvania.

    Oh, and it grows under lights in the winter, outside in the sun in summer, in "ABG" mix.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Such a wonderful color! What is "ABG" mix?
     
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    ABG is "Atlanta Botanic Garden" mix - 2x each fine bark, fine tree fern, small charcoal and 1x each peat and milled sphagnum.

    Since it contains bark and peat, I mix up a batch, add water, and cook it in the microwave oven for 20+ minutes at 10% power to [hopefully] kill snail and fungus gnat eggs.

    It's really good for terrestrials.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Carl. That looks like it is worth a try.