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Psychopsis varieties - have you grown more than one? Please tell me about them...

This is a discussion on Psychopsis varieties - have you grown more than one? Please tell me about them... within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Alright, enough talk of bloomin' tattoos. Tell me about the plants ....

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    Alright, enough talk of bloomin' tattoos. Tell me about the plants .

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    I have only grown this one. No other Psycopsis varieties. So I can only offer info about this one.

    As I said before, it is blooming on a 2 year old spike, so don't cut one of these spikes unless it is browned and dead. My spike didn't have a bud from August 2015 till May 6, 2016. Now the second bud is maturing and should be open within the week.

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    From my limited experience. Psyc. papilio is the larger of the two plants but perhaps mine are just older than the Kalihi. They really only stop flowering for a few months in the winter. I have had mine for about 3 years and the spikes they had then still flower. I've read that a single spike can bloom for ten years. They have grown 4 new spikes since I got them but should grow at least one new one each year. They seem to be fairly easy to care for. I keep mine quite moist while they are growing but let them dry between waterings when dormant. I fertilize with every watering with a very diluted solution except when they are dormant. Be very careful with new spikes until they mature. They are like steel wire when they have finished growing but break VERY, VERY easily when young. If you do break one (and you will) don't cut off what remains. I have two that I broke a couple of months ago that are now doubled. You don't want the medium to be too course. Peanut size stuff would be good. I have mine in plastic pots right now but will probably move them into clay next time they need repotting. When you do repot I would recommend leaving about 25% of the old media around the roots. Should keep them from all dying. One thing about growth habit that I don't like. The leaves, as they mature, tend to bend over to horizontal. Because they are rigid and quite long they take up quite a bit of space. They don't like hard water so if yours is, use rainwater. Mine are in an east window in the summer. Winter I have to put them under lights. Sun doesn't really reach that window in the winter.
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    Ooohhh great topic here and info...

    I have psychopsis Mariposa and 'Alba'. And im still struggling in growing this under my conditions.

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