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This is a discussion on Sun Orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I saw an ad for "Sun Orchids." I quickly realized that they were little plants ...

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    I saw an ad for "Sun Orchids." I quickly realized that they were little plants that you grow in dirt and I bought a half dozen and planted them in a big clay pot in the front of my house. This was about 6 weeks ago and yesterday this little flower appeared.
    Do you know what they are?


    Can someone help me post photos? I'm using Windows 7 and photobucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEC View Post
    Can someone help me post photos? I'm using Windows 7 and photobucket.
    Hi Dave, Your photo code was correct, but you had two 'http://" in the link. You only needed the one. The correct code should be like this: [IMG]http://www.yourphotosite.com/your_image_.jpg[/IMG].

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    I think they're reed stem epidendrums--at least that's what the photo looks like to me. However, reed stem epis usually have a cluster of flowers, not just one, so maybe that's not it.

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    Janet definitely Epidendrum maybe hybrid or species bit difficult to say.

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    It might be that they only have the one flower due to the age of the plant. As it ages it may develop into the cluster bloomer we know as reed stem Epis. At any point, nice flower.

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    Dave, that is so precious! Let us know how they continue to do for you.

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    I vote epi also...Very cute!

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    I think your all correct its a Epidendrum. AL

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    It is definitely an immature and probably first blooming reed stem Epidendrum. They will get bigger and better flower heads in a short while and then can be in flower for most of the year. Growing them in a large clay pot with very good drainage will be fine. I like using a medium of hardwood charcoal, course Pearlite and redwood bark or coconut chips mixed in equal amounts. The main thing is to have excellent drainage and given a diluted balanced fertilizer once a week when in its growing stage. An excellent tough outdoor garden orchid to enjoy. Here is a photo of my reed stem Epidendrums now if flower and they do come if many different colors with the new hybrids.



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    It is definitely an immature and probably first blooming reed stem Epidendrum. They will get bigger and better flower heads in a short while and then can be in flower for most of the year. Growing them in a large clay pot with very good drainage will be fine. I like using a medium of hardwood charcoal, course Pearlite and redwood bark or coconut chips mixed in equal amounts. The main thing is to have excellent drainage and given a diluted balanced fertilizer once a week when in its growing stage. An excellent tough outdoor garden orchid to enjoy. Here is a photo of my reed stem Epidendrums now in flower and they do come in many different colors with the new hybrids.


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