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Margo - What is your Orchid?

This is a discussion on Margo - What is your Orchid? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I'm not quite sure how to go about this yet, as I'm new to this ...

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    Default Margo - What is your Orchid?

    I'm not quite sure how to go about this yet, as I'm new to this forum, but I would like to know what kind (scientific name) of Orchid that "Margo - senior member, has pictured next to her name in this forum...it's gorgeous and I would very much like to know more about it. Thank you!

    -Liz

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    I think it's the Ghost Orchid.

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    You might want to google the Ghost Orchid, and that way you can learn about it's native habitat here in Florida.

    Also, basic info on Wikipedia, at:
    Dendrophylax lindenii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not an orchid for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

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    Thank you so much, you all were right, it is a Ghost Orchid. Extremley beautiful, but from what I'm reading, very complex to grow and get to bloom.

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    The other thing you may want to know is that when you want to know something of a more "personal" nature of another forum member, "left click" their name on a post and you can PM them directly or look them up under the "community" link at the top of the website.

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    Thanks Biker Doc, like I said, I'm new to this, so hadn't figured out how to PM yet. Thanks for the info!

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    Hi, Lizzybee! Yes, the orchid is the ghost orchid- Polyrrhiza lindenii. I see you already got info about it. It is one of my favorites also, but not easy to please... I have a little baby that doesn't seem to be doing anything since April (not a real ghost yet, but not a happy growing one either)... Likes high humidity, high temps, not much air movement (almost none). I am not an experienced grower and I am only hoping it will grow for me because I live where she is growing happy in the wild.

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