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Trichopilia gracilis 'Orchid Court' CBR/AOS

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    This winter-blooming member of the fragrans section produces these 4.3 cm crystalline textured snow white flowers with orange in the throat and a rich sweet fragrance on short upright stems of up to 3 flowers each. Currently growing in a medium/fine bark mix in a plastic pot, kept moist and cool year-round in lower light.

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  2. Millard Hennessee

    Millard Hennessee New Member

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    Were you able to purchase this through Ecuagenera? About what temperature and light levels are you growing this at? Thanks.
     
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    Good to hear from you! I'm afraid I don't recall the source for this one, though it's possible it was Ecuagenera; the original tag is long gone. I grow this in lower light, cooler, and don't let it dry out much. I only realized how fragrant it is last winter when my gas lines froze up and I was heating with electric space heaters and going out into the greenhouse at night to check on it and found it is super fragrant at night.
     
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    I am setting up a new indoor growing room as we have moved and am going from HID to LED only.With all the cannabis being grown, there is a lot more info out there, but only one article in the AOS Bulletin, which got into no real details. I just purchased several species from Ecuagenera and Andy's, but am having a harder time finding the Costa Rican species. Great knowing you are still growing Trichopilias. I will keep you posted on the progress.
     
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