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pls help identify

This is a discussion on pls help identify within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi..new to this forum ..and am thoroughly enjoying the posts! My sister in Houston, Tx ...

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    Hi..new to this forum..and am thoroughly enjoying the posts!

    My sister in Houston, Tx dug this up from a neighbor's yard. It is about 4 feet tall, and has very small (less than 1/8th inch) orange flowers. The flowers are just now coming out, so don't have a good pic of them yet.

    The neighbor said it was a 'bamboo orchid', but research on that leads me to think not.

    Thanks in advance..

    Patti
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    The orchid shown in the picture is an Epidendrum, most likely an Epidendrum radicans hybrid. Over here in Southern Cal or other parts of the country where the weather is temperate (no snow), these guys can be grown in the garden, outdoor in the yard, straight into soil! No need to pot in barks, nuthin'! My mom used to just collect the keikis, and plant them straight into the soil in our backyard and they just grow and grow like weeds, eventually becoming a humongous bush! Just give it lot of sun, water and feed them like any garden plants! So enjoy!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Hi Patti,

    Welcome to the forum! You can trust Hoa's advice. He's quite e-veal, but he sure knows his stuff. And you should see him in his Speedo!

    Julie

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    Thanks Hoa..(and Julie). I believe Epidendrum radicans is exactly what I have.

    Now if the rest of my orchids would do as well as Epi, I'd be a very happy camper!

    Patti

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    Just wanted to say Hi de ho and WELCOME!!!

    cheers
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