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Calanthe - roseas and vestitas (?)

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    Default Calanthe - roseas and vestitas (?)

    I ran across a website that featured these two orchids and I am intrigued by the orchid's growth behavior and blooming schedule.

    Does anyone here grow or had experience with these orchids?

    I'm not sure if I can post the link to the website (it is not a commercial site - just a hobbyist like most of us).
    But the person growing the calanthe divides the pseudobulbs into single bulbs every season and each one gets awesome blooms.
    I am assuming that each new pseudobulb eventually sprouts multiple new growths the next season - otherwise the collection wont grow.

    ~John

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    Yep. You can do this with the catasetinae as well. When the bulbs go dormant in the winter, you can split them and wait for the new growths to form roots and pot them up--viola! Two plants from one in a single growing season!



    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    I ran across a website that featured these two orchids and I am intrigued by the orchid's growth behavior and blooming schedule.

    Does anyone here grow or had experience with these orchids?

    I'm not sure if I can post the link to the website (it is not a commercial site - just a hobbyist like most of us).
    But the person growing the calanthe divides the pseudobulbs into single bulbs every season and each one gets awesome blooms.
    I am assuming that each new pseudobulb eventually sprouts multiple new growths the next season - otherwise the collection wont grow.

    ~John

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    i have a couple vestitas, a rosea and a sylvatica and they are great plants! very rewarding with their usually big infloresences.. Calanthe vestita also has the habit of getting the top half of its pseudobulb nocked off... they have a much different bulb than others.. they are very easy to grow though!!

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    Calanthe vestita also has the habit of getting the top half of its pseudobulb nocked off
    vestita are the ones with the hourglass shaped pseudobulbs right?

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    yes, the rosea also but not quite as dramatic

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