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Aeridinae Pteroceras unguiculatum

This is a discussion on Aeridinae Pteroceras unguiculatum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Buds a day or two before they open. And the spent flowers. They look like ...

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    Buds a day or two before they open.

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    And the spent flowers. They look like this usually at around 10AM.

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    its gonna be awesome! Aerides and their counterparts are really nice plants....this one easy to grow in a temperate climate?

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    Hello Jordan. I'm not sure with this unguiculatum in a temperate setting. This one loves bright, indirect sunlight, lots of heat, and lots of water. It doesn't seem to have a "dormant" period, grows throughout the year, and is in bloom every other month or so.

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    sounds like my kind of orchid, if only it was cooler......thats all i can really grow you see.

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    Woo-hoo!! I'm going to have to look for this one. Water I can provide. Sunlight and heat I've got. Constant flowers I love! Thanks for the info - I must go shopping now!

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    Pteroceras unguiculatum is to me one of the two most underrated orchids in the Philippines, the other being Ceraia simplicissima (Dendrobium crumenatum). They are so common and widespread that a lot of keepers plainly ignores them. And yet, make no mistake about it, I do love these plants. Not only are the blooms quite sizable- around 3 cm across for P. unguiculatum and 5 cm for C. simplicissima- but they are intensely sweetly scented. The frequent flowering of these species compensates the fugacious nature of the flowers.

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    Very well grown Angel. I can see the plant is very robust and it looks so attractive with all those roots.

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    Its a nice thing to have ; the short flowering is not all bad ; a good talking point when you have a visitor - I have several things I'll never take out of the greenhouse, but which are good to see when I am in there, for whatever reason.

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    Beautiful. Now only if I could find one here

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Woo-hoo!! I'm going to have to look for this one. Water I can provide. Sunlight and heat I've got. Constant flowers I love! Thanks for the info - I must go shopping now!
    And lots of humidity too Patty. Good luck. Hope you find one.

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