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Oerstedella calagaria - anyone grow?

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    Default Oerstedella calagaria - anyone grow?

    Hi guys...I have one here that I'm not sure how to handle...

    Oerstedella calagaria...anyone grow any of this genus? The plant looks very reed-stem epidendrum like and has these really cool-looking little brownish purple dots all along the stem that almost look like a spider mite colony...any tips would be appreciated!




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    I did a quick google search and the only thing I could find was your original post lol.

    A broader search suggests that it could actually be Oerstedella caligaria. Its an interesting plant from what I have seen on the net so far.
    The canes should be pendulous like a Den. anosmum and a cluster of flowers emerge from the tip of the cane, like an Epi. radicans.

    The flowers also resemble Epi. radicans but they are purple and the lips appear to be split up into several segments.

    The more I read about it, the more I want one lol.
    It appears to be very rare in the market, or just a new introduction that is just starting
    to make its presence known.
    It has got to be the most flamboyant lip structure I have even seen.




    ~John

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    oh great, with those fotos of the flower, I think I want one too! Good luck getting it to the flowering stage Clint.

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    That is really cool looking! I want one too!

    Cheers,
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    That's a very, very pretty flower.

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    Post a pic when it blooms. I hope all of the rest of you that are drooling can find one.

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    I will post a pic. Hopefully, it's blooming size as I think this one is classified as a miniature...

    Everytime I look at the name I think of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

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    OMG! I found two spikes on this little critter today..I'll be sure and post a picture when it blooms. (I thought I was killing it as it started dropping leaves, but I guess it's just deciduous!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    Hi guys...I have one here that I'm not sure how to handle...

    Oerstedella calagaria...anyone grow any of this genus? The plant looks very reed-stem epidendrum like and has these really cool-looking little brownish purple dots all along the stem that almost look like a spider mite colony...any tips would be appreciated!



    clintdawley, if you still have that Oerstedella caligaria plant, and you decide you can get rid of a division, please keep me in mind!! Lost out on one in a recent auction

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    From what I read on the IOSPE website, this plant grows on dry areas by the streams. Which means they require moderate level of moisture in order for it to grow well. You're very fortunate to own such a beautiful plant.

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