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Chy. limmiinghei ease of culture?

This is a discussion on Chy. limmiinghei ease of culture? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello Everyone, I am going through and "orange" orchid phase right now as I realize ...

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    Hello Everyone,
    I am going through and "orange" orchid phase right now as I realize I have lots of purple and yellow but not nearly enough orange.
    I came across this orchid Chy. limmiinghei . I have been staying away from orchids that require less watering and dry periods with dropping of leaves before flowering mostly because I felt like I didn't have the experience to deal with orchids like this. However this one is catching my eye. Does anyone have experience with it? How difficult it is grow and flower? I have been reading up on it but cannot seem to find anything other than general care on it. Nothing on how vigorous a grower it is or the ease of care.

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    I have no knowledge of this one but I am sure someone out there will have the information you require, good luck!

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    I dont have this sp but I think this would be similar to growing Lycaste genus. They have a dormancy period in winter where they would shed their leaves and blooms in spring. They have to be maintained dry and cool during Winter rest and heavily fertilized during their growth stages.

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    Thanks Sriram. I may give this one a try when I order my Phal equestris. I found a variety that has slightly orange blooms. It will have to wait until I go to Lafayette, Louisiana for the month. I'm hoping the hospital or apartment complex office will let me have a delivery there.

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    Hi Traci its very nice species have 2 color variations purple and orange or combination I got this species very easy to grow and flower you can use charcoal as medium and need bright light more than 60% to induce bud formation if you are very lucky single plant can yield 2 spikes especially the established plant the spike arise as the new shoot developed. Good luck.

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    Thank you Dr. Zainal. Hopefully sometime this week I can order this plant and have it sent to me. I didn't know about the more than 60% bright light to induce blooming so this will definitely be helpful.

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