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Which Orchids good for apartment?

This is a discussion on Which Orchids good for apartment? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Rhys = RHYNCHOSTYLIS Pot=potonia I think is the spelling. Its a Cattleya alliance hybred. I ...

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    Rhys = RHYNCHOSTYLIS
    Pot=potonia I think is the spelling. Its a Cattleya alliance hybred. I forget what is init and the place I would go to find out has changed the site format so I couldn't look it up for you.

    Bulboking if there is a way to hang your vanda out in full sun you may get her to flower for you. Vandas are sun lovers and heavy feeders. Goodluck.

    For an apartment Paphs phrags, maybe a some bulbos, but need to keep them moist. I had luck growing a gongora tricolor and flowering it in a north facing window. Might be an option. Phals of course. Dens maybe. I grow my dens with my catts in high light. Vandas are a definate no uless you can hang it in full sun. I'm not to sure about masdis those might be ok, but require alot of humidity and dont like getting over 80. Il;m not sure about light on those. There are so many need to look up orchid species and then it will give you some idea of what to look for in a hybred. 25000 species and countless hybreds to choose from. Also experiment a little!

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    Pot. = Potinara
    Rhy. = Rhynchostylis

    Potinara are Cattleya type orchids which seem like they don't as much light as a Catt., and Rhys are vandaceous type orchids that don't need as much light as Vandas. I also have some Encylcias which do pretty well and a couple Catasetums.

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    I also have a Stanhopea inodora as they like shade. I just hang it on a wall blocked from direct sunlight and it does great!

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    thanks everyone. I'm trying to keep up with the suggestions as I try to research them. So many!!! I have to write these names down in case I come across any at the show. It starts tomorrow, but I have to wait till the last day .

    Ok, so for now, I will get a Phal or two, try to find a Pluerothalis for my vivariums. Maybe the guy I bought my Haraella from, who will be there, will have some more.
    I'm gonna try to find a good Catt for me. And I liked the Rhyns suggestion and Pots. suggestion too.

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    Manhattan "east" is actually slightly southeast. more than enough to bloom most catts, as long as the day-night temp differential doesn't trip you up. most vandas too except the main issue for them is humidity. my one remaining vanda grows for about 4 or 5 months of the year, when it's hot and humid, and is mostly dormant the rest of the year. hard to get blooms that way.

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    Are there any Phals I should stay away from? I just heard some give people a hard time. I don't want anything too hard to play with. I want instant gratification on this venture, lol.

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    Pot. is an abbrev. for 'Potinara'.

    I am not sure about rhys. but I'm assuming it's a Rhynchostylis (a vandanaceous genus). Someone will correct me for sure if I'm wrong...so many orchid gurus here.

    Or you can just ask Bulboking what he meant!

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    I read up on the subject and Pots come from a Phal hybridization I forgot with what, , right??

    And I read something about the Rhyns, but I forgot what now. Ahhh!
    Thanks all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9
    I read up on the subject and Pots come from a Phal hybridization I forgot with what, , right??


    Thanks all!
    Not Phals - Potinara is an intergeneric hybrid of orchids, with Brassavola, Cattleya, Laelia and Sophronitis as parent genera

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    Rhynchostylis is the terrete leaved vandas right?

    Stay away from Phal. gigantea, that is not instant gratification.

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