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Trichopilia suavis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by rico, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. rico

    rico Active Member

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    I bought this plant last year from a member of our local society. It grew slowly and didn't do very well during the summer. In addition to being mauled by the squirrels its new growth ended up being a little small; I think it may have been too bright. Apparently it was still happy enough to bloom so it grew three flowers. They smell strongly sweet and fill the grow chamber that if you stick your nose in a crack in the plastic you can smell it easily. It's a great plant and I hope you like it too!

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is wonderful. Indeed, Trichopilia usually grow in low light.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations, Carter. I have never grown this genus but I always appreciate them when I see them.