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A cute miniature: Pelatantheria ctenoglossa

This is a discussion on A cute miniature: Pelatantheria ctenoglossa within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I purchased this plant many years ago at a garden festival in West Palm Beach. ...

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    Default A cute miniature: Pelatantheria ctenoglossa

    I purchased this plant many years ago at a garden festival in West Palm Beach. Sitting on this table amongst a number of Tillandsias were these little cuttings of some type of vandaceous plant for $4 each. The label said Pelatantheria ctenoglossa on the card beneath them.

    Having never even heard of this genus, let alone species, I decided I had to try growing this plant and see what became of it. Over the years, it lengthened and produced many side branches. For the last four years, it has flowered, producing short racemes bearing one to three flowers on each. The flowers are about a half-inch (1.2 cm) across, occur in the late autumn, and have a mild fragrance like an uncorked bottle of vanilla extract. The leaves of the plant are about an inch long (2.5 cm) on very slender growths.

    I grow it bright and warm with frequent moisture, mounted on a piece of tree bark I obtained on that trip.



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    I'm glad you kept a division for yourself! Those flowers are really unique-looking--if you have any more divisions at some point, definitely let me know!

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    May I just say... "Wow!"

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