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Sobralia is strutting its stuff

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    Default Sobralia is strutting its stuff

    After four years my 'blooming size' Sobralia is strutting its stuff.

    I first became interested in sobralias in 1962 in my 'Indiana Jones' days, when I spotted some near the road in southern Mexico.

    In spite of their short-lived flowers, Sobralia macrantha is spectacular, and it is also a rarity in that this orchid has attractive foliage.



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    Very beautiful , Thanks for the picture , Can you tell a little about how you grow it .. Gin

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    Default Sobralia

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    Very beautiful , Thanks for the picture , Can you tell a little about how you grow it .. Gin
    It's in a greenhouse in bright light, and it is potted in coconut husk chips. I have read that as long as there is good drainage you can't overwater it, and the coconut chips certainly drain and aerate well, so I water it every day.

    They can be grown in the ground where the climate permits that, but I am in NW Arkansas.

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    a pretty species

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    Stunning !! A very nice big plant ! Congrats

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    Wow, that's pretty spectacular! Beautiful!

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    Very nice, They do love the sun. How tall is yours? Mine is about 3 feet tall.

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    very beautifull. congrats.

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    very pretty and cattleya like proportions!

    it produces only 1 flower at a time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    Very nice, They do love the sun. How tall is yours? Mine is about 3 feet tall.
    Mine is about 3 feet also. I couldn't house much taller.

    Olin

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