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Coelogyne kaliana culture

This is a discussion on Coelogyne kaliana culture within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Anyone growing COELOGYNE KALIANA, I'd like to hear from you about your cultural conditions - ...

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    Default Coelogyne kaliana culture

    Anyone growing COELOGYNE KALIANA, I'd like to hear from you about your cultural conditions - temp, light, water, etc. for an article.
    Or if you have seen it in the wild, and could provide some details on how it grows, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
    Thanks.

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    I have this plant in my collection, so far it's had 2 to 3 times blooms for me with beautiful white and lovely lip. I attached the plant on the Rambutan tree so far doing quite well for me, this species considered intermediate grower surprisingly can bloom at lowland, in my area teh temperature at night almost constant around 24 degree C and I do believe it's will do well with lower temp, light definitely his enjoying high light level around 40% and spraying the water twice a day as my area are so windy and hot, I hope it will give you some idea for the plant to adjust in your place. Just have a look the photos below.Name:  1.jpg
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    Default Your Coel. kaliana plants look different

    Hello Zainal,
    Thanks very much for the information on how you grow, and for the photos! I am surprised at how different the pseudobulbs on your plants look from those I am growing - seems there is considerable variation within the species? The pseudobulbs on my plants are almost round, whereas I see those of your plant are more elongated and pyramidal. I am going to try to attach photos here of my plant.

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    Do they look the same as flowers on your plant?
    Cindy

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    Default Do you have photos of the flowers?

    Hi again Zainal,
    Do you perhaps have photos of the flowers you can post?
    Thanks,
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    Hi Zainal,
    I posted photos here this morning, but maybe they are awaiting clearance - hopefully will arrive soon.
    From what I can see here, the pseudobulbs on your plant and mine are quite different - perhaps the species is variable in its growht habit. I'd like to see the flower on your plant, though, for comparison - maybe mine is mislabeled.
    Or maybe the different growing conditions (I grow intermediate to cool, high humidity, vs. your warm conditions) accounts for the shape difference. From the research I have done, this species has growing conditions all year round, from 12 to 23 C (53-73 F) , with rain throughout the year, slightly less in June/July here in Northern Hemisphere. It needs good air movement and high humidity, filtered light. Sounds like it is tolerant of warmer conditions, too. I grow mine in a plastic mesh basket with New Zealand Sphagnum. The way you have mounted yours on rambutan looks great - from the in situ photos I have seen maybe I would suggest a pad of moss over the roots? The roots should never dry out.
    Again, I really appreciate your contribution.
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    Hi Cindy your plants is so healthy you really take care him very well congrats, after I'm comparing with your plant than I realized mine maybe slightly different in term of pseudobulb and the leaves too could be other species for your information my plant is from Sabah Borneo it's bloomed for me more than twice finally I managed to trace the folder here is the photos.
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    Default Coelogyne swaniana

    Hi Zainal,
    Your plant is very lovely! Thank you for posting the photos. I agree with you, I think it is a different species. Especially since it comes from Sabah (C. kaliana comes only from Malaysia, not Borneo). I did some checking in my Coelogyne books, and I believe your plant may be Coelogyne swaniana. The pseudobulbs sound the right shape for your plant, and it comes from Borneo, and the flower photos look very close. (But I am no expert!) Coelogyne swaniana is a warm grower, so should be very happy in your conditions. Maybe you would like to see online photos of Coelogyne swaniana, and see if that seems right to you.
    In the meantime, I am going to try to post a photo of the flowers on my plant so you can see the flower differences.
    Thanks again for your interest and sharing of information. I wish you all best with your plants. And how lucky you are to have your own rambutan tree!!! They are one of my favorite fruits!

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    Hi Cindy yours is truly Coelogyne kaliana, I already discussed with my friend who is expert in this species he told me the plant can grow at lowland very well however forget it about flowering just keep coming the new shoots only, I don't think mine is C.kaliana take care your plant please give ample of lights during day time ( 30 to 34degree C) to imitate the natural environment as this plant from high mountain which the temperature may drop to 19 to 20 degree C at night throughout the year I wish it will bloom for you, I saw this plant in Brinchang Cameroon Highland Pahang at the level more than 3500 feet from sea level last month but it didn't trigger me about this one, good luck all the best wish to see your plant in bloom soon.

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    Hi Zainal,
    I have posted the photo of the flowers of my plant now (above), so you can compare. Thank you for the info from your friend about Coelogyne kaliana. Sounds like it needs cooler temperatures at night - my greenhouse goes to 54F (12) at night in wintertime, and no apparent damage to the plant. ALthough it can begin to get a rot on the pseudobulbs if I keep it too wet in winter.
    Wishing you all the best with your Coel. swaniana, and rambutans!
    Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangosteen View Post
    Hi Zainal,
    I have posted the photo of the flowers of my plant now (above), so you can compare. Thank you for the info from your friend about Coelogyne kaliana. Sounds like it needs cooler temperatures at night - my greenhouse goes to 54F (12) at night in wintertime, and no apparent damage to the plant. ALthough it can begin to get a rot on the pseudobulbs if I keep it too wet in winter.
    Wishing you all the best with your Coel. swaniana, and rambutans!
    Cindy
    Hi Cindy thanks for giving me the the clue I agreed with you it is C. swaniana I really admired the way your flowers dangling like that so handsome very impressive and the plants itself so healthy, well take care those jewel hope he never fail to flower for you every year, great care wish you will enjoy the Rambutas when come to the season in your country especially those yellow color so nice.

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