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Galeandra batemanii

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    Galeandra batemanii--I really begin to like this genus and I think I should add few other Galeandra species to my collection.
    The plant is in bloom now but this is the old photo taken last fall.
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    I don't believe I have ever seen this species before. Such a cool bloom shape and arrangement. Do you have a photo of the plant as well? Also, what kind of culture is required to grow and bloom this. (My Wish List is busting at the seams lately)

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    I love this one!!! Beautiful! What growing conditions does it like?

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    I like it, very cool shape. I also was wondering how you grow it.

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    Tom you really are introducing to me very cool orcs. thanks.

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    Looks very pretty.

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    Thanks!

    It is an int/warm grower. You can grow it just like Catasetum. I grow mine in moss and change the moss every spring, sometimes every other year. Keep the plant moist and bright light. In early winter or late fall, it will drop off all the leaves. After the leaves drop off, I stop watering...

    Bruce, I don't have a plant shot. You can see what the leaves look like. Plant is compact. The cigar shape pbulb/cane is about 12-14" tall on my plant. If you still need me to take a plant photo, I can do that tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Such a cool bloom shape and arrangement.
    Bruce, my plant rarely has THAT kind of flower arrangement. Because of the nice flower presentation, I took a lot of photos of it at that time and I am glad this one(photo) turned out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    Thanks!

    It is an int/warm grower. You can grow it just like Catasetum. I grow mine in moss and change the moss every spring, sometimes every other year. Keep the plant moist and bright light. In early winter or late fall, it will drop off all the leaves. After the leaves drop off, I stop watering...

    Bruce, I don't have a plant shot. You can see what the leaves look like. Plant is compact. The cigar shape pbulb/cane is about 12-14" tall on my plant. If you still need me to take a plant photo, I can do that tomorrow.
    Thanks, Tom. No need for the photo. Very good description. I think I can grow this one too now.

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    BTW, it will keep sending out(branching out) new spikes from the old spike, so its blooming season is long.

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