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Sobralia callosa

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    This is my Sobralia callosa that bloomed today. I got 4 in Panama and this is the first to bloom, and only months after shipping bare root. I am amazed

    It lasts but a day, still I hope when it is more mature, it will put on prolonged shows over many weeks with successive blooms.

    I cant get the colour right in the picture. It is a deeper pink than this.

    I have selfed it. Fingers crossed

    Brett



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    And nearly the end of the day.

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    Beauty ! My Sobralia has grown like a weed but no blooms !! You must be doing something right !

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    Hi Amey

    I have the same problem. I have callosa plants from Japan (2) that grow like a weed in live moss and no blooms after a year.

    This, the same species is a new division (4 from Panama) and flowered 2 months after being uprooted from the ground

    OK.. What is the secret? Anyone out there who grows Sobralias , chime in please. I want to bloom my other callosas frm Japan as they are better and shorter stemmed clones. I want to breed them to other taller species, but I cant get them to bloom.

    I heard Sobralia hate dryness, well mine are in live moss. Tried dry spells and no go.

    Anyone?

    Brett

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    Brett, we grow our Sobralia in a bark mix. It seems to like the hotter end of the greenhouse and high humidity.

    Cheers,
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    Hi BD

    I got the grow sheet off the Bakers site. It says 25c is about top for the species.. I get the feeling they maybe dont have accurate info as I have had friends tell me this grows for them at 30c+

    Here are some pics of my 2 callosa ex-Japan. All growth, roots and no blooms at 20 months now. Ready to repot I guess.

    I have 3 ex-panama and taller plants. The flower pics is a Panama plant

    Bye the way, is Amabilis a synonym for this species?

    Brett




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