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Leptotes bicolor? and

This is a discussion on Leptotes bicolor? and within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; whether or not to mount. This is a plant I got last month when I ...

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    whether or not to mount. This is a plant I got last month when I bought all of the collected noid's. I have two bycolors and both have leaves in the 4-5" range. This is a division and has flowered before but the leaves are only about 1". The old spike does look like a Leptotes. Any ideas? Also, it is not growing right now, is not doing well and I have that feeling that it is starting to deteriorate . I was going to wait to mount it until I saw new roots but think I might do it now. Yes or no?

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    Personally I don't like to repot anything this late in the year as I know they are on the verge of winter but it might be a good idea if you think it needs to be done.

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    Agreed, but it's better to risk a setback than an total loss.

    Dose that puppy with KelpMax, and it'll break dormancy to grow the new roots it needs.

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    Surely the spring would be the period better, but the experience I taught that wait can mean losing the object, at this point I risk, I would advise you to mount Not to use sphagnum, but moss, provide the new raft a rate high humidity.

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    I agree with everyone Thank you gentlemen, I'll do it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    I agree with everyone Thank you gentlemen, I'll do it tomorrow.
    Wise decision, if it can work for you utility I wrote a tutorial, Raft, cork to replace, http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...d-replace.html , still has problems of translation and the photos to be included, I hope it is still usable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oile View Post
    Wise decision, if it can work for you utility I wrote a tutorial, Raft, cork to replace, http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...d-replace.html , still has problems of translation and the photos to be included, I hope it is still usable.
    I've read it a few times Elio. Very useful and clever and I've already tried it once with a Phal. I have a piece of driftwood that I have been saving for just this type of orchid. Should the plant survive and grow it will look like a bonsai tree. I hope. I believe the plant could be leptotes tenuis but there are a couple of other candidates.
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    All the best Christ.

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    I just saw this post by you Chris today.

    My experience from my own Leptotes bicolor is that the plant has very thin and slender leaves when young. Then when it gets older the leaves get short and thick at first and then they stay being very succulent-looking but will keep increasing in length. Based on what I see, this is a strong-growing Leptotes and most likely a bicolor. Make sure to transfer it to any mount as soon as possible. A Leptotes in a pot is a balance between growth and death. I have been lucky with my Leptotes that got as a baby plant 16 years ago. It has its own post in this forum but I'm posting my wife's latest picture again because I really love this one.

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    It is fabulous and your plant is what inspired me to get them

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