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Red Philippine Species Dend: Need ID

This is a discussion on Red Philippine Species Dend: Need ID within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; reed stem epis are easy to grow and very adaptable. they are primarily epiphytes, so ...

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    reed stem epis are easy to grow and very adaptable. they are primarily epiphytes, so it will grow just fine how you have it. now, how it got into the deep forest of your province, who the heck knows! it seems to be a smaller growing/newer type as well, which is doubly curious.

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    It is very pretty, but I don't think you can blame the birds or wind for sending you this delightful gift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    reed stem epis are easy to grow and very adaptable. they are primarily epiphytes, so it will grow just fine how you have it. now, how it got into the deep forest of your province, who the heck knows! it seems to be a smaller growing/newer type as well, which is doubly curious.
    Thanks for the insight. Perhaps it is smaller because it does not get enough nutrients from the tree trunk. Anyway, I already transferred it to the ground and in a location which gets some direct sunlight. Its previous location was on a small tree, together with some species phals, where there is no direct sun at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Hi Angel,

    Looks like epidendrum. I have one that is similar but with red flowers with purplish tinge. I have planted this it similar to Spathoglottis in a 50-50 mix of coco-peat and vermi-compost

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    Thank you for sharing that info. I planted it in the ground this morning near some of my spathoglottis. I hope it adapts well.




















    Hi Angel,

    Looks like epidendrum. I have one that is similar but with red flowers with purplish tinge. I have planted this it similar to Spathoglottis in a 50-50 mix of coco-peat and vermi-compost
    Thank you for sharing that info. I planted it in the ground this morning near some of my spathoglottis. I hope it adapts well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    It is possible that seed escaped from someone growing it in your country. I would slowly adapt it to full sun and put it in a terrestrial medium.
    Thanks Ron. I have already planted it in the ground and in a sunnier spot. It still puzzles me how it got to grow on a tree. That area is a troubled area, where some insurgents and bandits are found. Only the native tribes live there permanently and I don't think any of them have access to epidendrums growing in other countries. Or that any orchid enthusiast would choose to live there and be abducted. Anyway, stranger things have happened.

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    Angel this is just my two cents worth here, when I got my epidendrum radicans it was planted in soil, with the heavy rains we can get in Florida it was staying too wet, I removed all the soil and put it in a pot of lava rock, all I had to work with at the time, and it took off, I water it like a vanda. this has just been my experience, good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    Angel this is just my two cents worth here, when I got my epidendrum radicans it was planted in soil, with the heavy rains we can get in Florida it was staying too wet, I removed all the soil and put it in a pot of lava rock, all I had to work with at the time, and it took off, I water it like a vanda. this has just been my experience, good luck
    Thank you, Ed. I will observe how it does for the next week or so and keep your advice in mind.

    I planted it in loose soil which drains well. The roots of nearby plants keep the soil from becoming too compacted. It is the type of garden soil where no cutting has ever taken root because it dries out pretty fast. I thought of placing it in a pot at first but then I don't like the sight of orchids in pots. As much as possible, I would like the orchid to be in a natural setting. I recently transplanted my spathoglottis to the ground and they are doing OK. They had been pot-bound for around 3 years.

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    The wind will blow the fine seed of orchids far distances. Locals did not have to be growing this species for it to get established in their area. have a European terrestrial species ,that was introduced about 1,000 miles away, now growing on my property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    The wind will blow the fine seed of orchids far distances. Locals did not have to be growing this species for it to get established in their area. have a European terrestrial species ,that was introduced about 1,000 miles away, now growing on my property.
    You're right Ron. Well, I hope it thrives in my garden. I think we share similar climatic conditions with South American jungles.

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    Since this plant from highland usually in lowland set up they are not doing quite well maybe you can use basket first put under the shade once this guy already acclimatize to the surrounding and producing more keikies than you can do whatever you want my single cent opinion.

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    Ok Zainal. Thanks for the advice. It has been with me for a month now and is doing quite well. There are two keikies already.

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