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Trichoglottis smithii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a wonderful species from Borneo and Sumatra. I grow it like a Vanda, warm and very bright with year-round water.
    The flowers are 1 inch across. The plant is 31 inches from the bottom of the totem to the top of the plant.

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've not noticed this species before. Thanks!
     
  3. sam1147

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    Very nice
     
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    Nice. That is one long orchid. How old? Is it supported by a wire?
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think I have had this one about 5 years. A tiny piece about 3-4 inches long was given to me by a Forum member. It took a few years to establish and most of the height has been the past 2 years.

    It is attached to the totem but there is no support above the totem. No wire. When it finishes blooming I think I'll cut the top out and mount it on the same totem. That is how I have grown T. brachiata and it has worked well.
     
  6. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    That has an interesting if unwieldy habit. Very nice. The flowers remind me of species Phals