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it's so tall !!

This is a discussion on it's so tall !! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this Onc Carthagenense, I am asuming that it is a species, as a ...

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    Default it's so tall !!

    I bought this Onc Carthagenense, I am asuming that it is a species, as a bare root a year ago and put it in spag, it sat there for 9 months doing nothing. In late March I put it in lava rock and immediately it started growing roots and then this spike. Don't know what to expect but I am excited. Have all of the of the in spike plants inside because of TS Alberto, WHEE!!!!
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    Since it's a "home boy" (from the everglades I think), it should do really well for you. I understand the spike can reach 5 feet with side branches. Can't wait to see the show.

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    Wow! That's a big spike for such a little, itty bitty plant. Good luck with in, Cin!


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    Looking good, Cin! That is how to grow these suckers! Mounted or in basket, if in pot, keep them on the dry side. They love heat and when they are happy, you are rewarded with several feet long spike and hundreds if not thousands of blooms! Hehehehe!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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