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Trichocentrum tigrinum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    Have been waiting for this little beauty for a while. It tried to bloom last winter but half the plant, including the spike, rotted off when I tried lowering the night temps to 50F. Did some research and turns out they have to be dry if they're that cold. It recovered this year with a couple new growths and this spike which finally gave me the flower I'd been waiting for. The flower is 2.25" (5.7cm) across on a plant with leaves twice that long, mounted on cork with sphagnum and misted/watered daily. It just opened today, so it may flatten a bit more.
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  2. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Nice!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are you drying it this winter or paying for the heat? I've never done that well with this species, perhaps I'll move it for a drier winter.
     
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    I'm keeping the heat at 55 at night as I had it before I tried the ill-fated 50-degree experiment. I think I'll let it dry out between waterings after it finishes blooming and see how it does.