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Coryhopea;more cory or more hopea?

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    Default Coryhopea;more cory or more hopea?

    hey all...but really, i'm hoping Persistence sees this

    I'm wondering if a Coryhopea [Stanhopea x Coryanthes] leans more to the culture of one or the other? I have been warned off of corys for in-home growing, but i've got a bucket jones workin me......any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteMc
    I have been warned off of corys for in-home growing . . .
    I have no useful information about Coryhopea. I did, however, want to ask what warning you had heard about Corys. I mean, Stans are kinda big and difficult for home culture – are Corys supposed to be more trouble? Why? I got a Coryanthes macrantha about 6 months ago, and it's been no trouble for me so far . . .

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    I grow them both in the GH as well as one Coryhopea. Coryanthes tend to lean closer to Stanhopea than Acineta. I think as long as you grow it wet, higher in acid(bark mix is good and the occasional MirAcid by Miracle grow) and medium level light, you should be fine.

    The only thing Corys really prefer is a higher acid medium or fertilizer. I found my Stans like it as well. Some Corys need that higher acidity to bloom.

    Sphag is fine but you should increase the acidity somehow.

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    I had been warned off corys, I believe, because of the supposed need for high humidity and a warmer, narrower temperature range...and their size. two growers/vendors i have written about it have said the same, so i decided to believe them.

    if i can grow a coryhopea with the stans, it's all good. unfortunately, that will about fill my growing space for baskets at this location. so no coryanthes unless, as I've said in another thread, i dump non-orchid plants, then maybe one more....

    i really appreciate the responses from you folks, wish i had more to offer than questions....maybe i can make some baskets or something....like Spanish cedar?

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    Well, pete. I enjoy answering questions so it's no problem. it's nice to see another Stanhopea and relative grower. we are so far and few between!

    Good luck

    PS: One thing to remember about Corys is they need full water when in spike. if they dry out they tend to abort the spike.

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    thank you, sir. I'll add that info to my notebook. i've got a Coryhopea [ S. tigrina x Cthes macrantha] on the way, and am looking for some way to fit another straight cory, preferably a macrocorys...

    Once I saw one Stan, I had a pretty good idea what I was going to do - and as it happens, it may well have been one of yours. Between your pics and those of Mr Hartley, and then finding Dr. Pulley's site, I was hooked. A fool for unusual beauty, that's me.

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    Nina Rach's page is a wonderful Stanhopea info and pic page. She has stuff about Gongora and Cory as well. She is also a very nice lady. I traded with her a while back and finally met her last year.

    her site is called The Stanhopea Pages. Do a google if you haven't been there already.

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    got it bookmarked, spend some time there; it's something of a "wish list" site, and also contributed to the stan jones...

    thanks

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    Default while we're trading posts.....

    [oops. budding collection and now trading posts....pfft]

    ever seen leaf curl? two S. tigrinas, one a var. nigroviolacea, are growing next to each other, same everything, but two of the nigroviolacea's leaves are curling length-wise. they are otherwise healthy and happy looking leaves, not dry or discolored in any way. root system showing active growth, a third leaf of the same plant not curling at all. just wondering....

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