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Trichoglottis smithii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Trichoglottis smithii
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow! Reminds me of Berkeley in the '60's. I'm just getting interested in this genus.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    WOW! How are you growing this one, Tom?
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I grow it(on mount) outside now warm and shady(bright shade) but much cooler during the winter months.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, how tall is it? And how big are the flowers? Do you grow other of this genus mounted?
     
  6. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, my T. smithii is about 16" tall. I have had it for two years now and It loooks like it is going to grow like vine... The flower is about 1.25".

    Besides this one, I also grow T. triflora and T. brachiata on mount. T. triflora and T. smithii are doing well for me but I had had problem with T. brachata. I finally got a nice healthy cutting of T. brachiata this spring and I hope it will do better than my previous ones.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom. I'll try mounting the T. brachiata that has been sitting doing nothing for over a year now. It was a rescue plant that isn't doing any better with me than it was without me.
     
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    "Reminds me of Berkeley in the '60's."

    Yeah. Fringe and tie-dye. I remember some of that. There's a junk shop (that's what I call it, anyway) in Old Town between a favorite restaurant and a nearby bakery. They're always burning a couple hundred pounds of incense with the door open to the street. I get an acute episode of deja vu when I walk by to get desert at the bakery.

    Far out, Tom. :)
     
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    very nice !
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't forget "Power to the people."
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    Very nice Tom.
     
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    lovely, I am intrested in this genus for long but when killed long time ago cut from brachiata never try again...