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Epc. Charlie Brown - not in bloom - YET!!!!

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    Default Epc. Charlie Brown - not in bloom - YET!!!!

    I am not really a red orchid lover - a few deep reds catch my eye every now and then, but this orchid promises to be spectacular. It has 7 spikes and 67 buds (as best I can count).

    It is a cross of C. Rojo (C. aurantiaca x C. milleri) and Enc. cordigera (or, as I'm told, confusingly, Epidendrum cordigerum). I imagine that it's named after someone who is coincidentally named the same as the Peanuts cartoon character. However, I don't like it one bit. Maybe I'll slip a hint to the taxonomy boys that it's undignified.

    I have seen some photos of it, and the really interesting thing is how closely it resembles my mystery orange C. aurantiaca orchid (http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...m-finally.html). I hope it blooms half as well - it's in shock coming from Florida to Atlanta - I know I am!

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    Looks like it will be covered with blooms!! Yay!

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    glad you posted this ,I have one also but have never seen the bloom, always liked the name, look forward to bloom pics

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    It's going to be awesome when all the flowers open. I love red, but then I'm Chinese.

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    It must be a good one to be in this state after its travels! I'm looking forward to seeing it in full bloom! (Hint, Hint!) LOL

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    The pseudobuld so weird and healthy Maura.

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    How big are your p-bulbs? I have one of these and mine tortures me and won't bloom in spite of the plant being put at full sun over the winter.

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    Wow! We can't wait to see this in all its glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    How big are your p-bulbs? I have one of these and mine tortures me and won't bloom in spite of the plant being put at full sun over the winter.
    They're really not that big - about 6" to the where the leaves start, but fatter than the usual epi hybrid - they're about an inch wide at the widest point, and then taper off towards the leaves. I'm surprise you haven't gotten this to bloom - and I have no idea what to do differently. Was it in bloom when you got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    They're really not that big - about 6" to the where the leaves start, but fatter than the usual epi hybrid - they're about an inch wide at the widest point, and then taper off towards the leaves. I'm surprise you haven't gotten this to bloom - and I have no idea what to do differently. Was it in bloom when you got it?
    No it wasn't in bloom. I am guessing it's just not big enough. I was thinking about repotting it because the new pbulbs are climbing up on the old ones like crazy. It's a strange plant. Maybe I will mount a piece...

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