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This is a discussion on Calanthe - roseas and vestitas (?) within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I ran across a website that featured these two orchids and I am intrigued by ...
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.
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!!
vestita are the ones with the hourglass shaped pseudobulbs right?Calanthe vestita also has the habit of getting the top half of its pseudobulb nocked off
yes, the rosea also but not quite as dramatic