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Trichocentrum longicalcaratum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've shown other clones before, but this was a nice blooming of another clone.
    tricho.longi.#1.flowers.jpg tricho.longi.#1.plant.jpg
     
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  2. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    very nice! so much diversity in this genus
     
  3. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    This looks whiter than the two you posted in February..
     
  4. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    That's really beautiful, Marni. I jut got a piece of one of these from an eBay vendor. Can you tell me how you're growing it? I couldn't find much info online.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was using an older camera body for a few months earlier this year. I don't have another clone open right now to compare, but this one does seem especially bright.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is frequently labeled as T. brandtiae so there may be some info under that name. Charlie Baker doesn't have a culture sheet on the orchid culture website, but does cover it in the Oncidium book. It is a slow grower and the buds take forever to develop.

    I grow it usually w/ 56F minimum and 80F maximum, but have also grown at 50-52F minimum. It may actually prefer warmer conditions, but I don't have them. Dilute fertilizer at every watering, moderate light, good humidity and a boyant atmosphere, almost daily watering most of the year but little or no moss at the base so that it dries quickly.
     
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    Very nice !! :clap::clap:
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Superb plant and flowering, - love it and I got my first Trichocentrum not long ago ;-)
     
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    I had bad luck with this genus..., Your beautiful Trichocentrum photos make me think I should try more species from this genus again.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That can be arranged! I think keeping them too wet is a problem. In my experience, they do best when allowed to dry fast and be watered frequently.
     
  11. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. I always like those but I lost few of those in the past...I finally lost my favorite tigrinum last fall after I had had it for four years..., I almost had tears on my face and some four letter words when that happened.:p The only one I still have is T. longicalcaratum.
     
  12. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It might be a bit overblown to say "Sorry for your loss," but I'll say it anyway. Personally, I have never done well with tigrinum.

    I like your current avatar (Eria pannea) very much. :cool:
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like the new avatar too(for now). Let's see how long I will keep it before I change it again. :D
     
  14. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Love this one again and again wish to grow it one day...