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Crazy encyclia cochleata

This is a discussion on Crazy encyclia cochleata within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Josh- Same here, I keep mine in East exposure, and it is never out of ...

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    Same here, I keep mine in East exposure, and it is never out of bloom. As Gilda said, with the newest pseudobulbs, there will be a closed sheath right from the center between where the leaves begin, and the new spikes will first grow in the sheath, then break out and on skyward. This sheath is usually a lighter green color than leaves, and is very thin. Once the spike breaks out of this, this sheath will also brown/dry since the spike will last so long. Mine too is never out of bloom/spike, year around.

    It is a very rewarding plant. Enjoy.

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    I have two Prosthecea (Encyclia) cochleata, neither of which has bloomed yet. I have read that the larger the plant, the more blooms on it. Thus, it may well be the increasing size/maturity causing the branching. In any event, I will be most interested to hear if your next bloom stalk also branches! I hope you'll keep us posted. 8-10 months--can't wait until my plants bloom! The larger of the two has a fairly sizeable sheath so maybe, just maybe...

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    Rob-

    Yes, I will keep you posted. I'm sure with the warm weather and full sun days we're getting this spring, it will not be long.
    Good luck with yours!

    Matt

    P.S. I've never heard this name for an encyclia? Is that an older naming, or is it a newer one? Would be interested in hearing where it came from...
    Thanks.

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    Well, I did notice the sheaths and almost every Pbulb has one with the exception of like 2. I have it in a 4 inch pot and its almost filling it. I looks to be bloom size, and hopfully it will spike soon. One of the sheaths looks plump it just hasn't emerged yet. We shall see and hope it does something. I have it out in the GH. Granted its under 50 % shade cloth with 2 layers of plastic. I have been questioning my shadecloth purchase, but will ride it out seeing as I just bought it. LOL Hopefully its not to much. I will post pics of anything that blooms. Thanks everyone!

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    Josh-

    Here are a few photos of my cochleata, so you can see how it develops... the first is of a new inflorescence developing inside the sheath. It is back-lit so you can see the contrast of it within the sheath. The second is of a more developed one that emerged from the sheath probably a few weeks ago, but is still awhile off for any blooms to open. These things can get pretty tall!

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    An update:
    My initial look at the larger one shows what I believe to be three branch points already developing, but I'll have to wait and see.

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    Hi Matt,


    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Encyclia. I see I missed your question (of April 9th) about the origin of the name Prosthecea. The latest edition of Botanica's Orchids (published--I think without checking to be certain--in 2003) has moved quite a few members of Encyclia into Prosthecea. I'm not sure if this is *the* defining difference or not, but the plants remaining in Encyclia seem to all have the flower lip pointing downward whereas the ones moved into Prosthecea have the lip pointing upward. (i.e. the cockleshell of Prosthecea cochleata)

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    Thanks Rob, that's good information. I'll have to 'double side' the id tag with both names.

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    UPDATE

    OrchidNEWS Headline:
    "Orchid Tragedy in Minnesota"

    Devoted orchid grower breaks off spike on Encyclia cochleata orchid (accidentally) while moving plants in/out of sliding glass door today and not being very mindful. Devoted orchid grower feels horrible.

    However, has two additional ripe bulbs that are also in spike on the same plant, so will not need to off himself or feel bad for more than a few minutes for this event.



    Now, to be serious, I'm going to leave the rest of the spike and see if the nodes develop into spikes of their own. Will keep you posted.

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    Matt here is a hug ,,,,,better late than never..keep us informed on what happens....my new spikes are elongating, like the original one did. It is still in bloom.

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    Here is a photo of the aforementioned Encyclia, 2 1/2 months later... the nodes did develop, and both are now in bloom (in addition to the other two inflorescences, also in bloom). Photo one shows the broken spike, with its two branching spikes which developed after the tragedy. Photo two shows the entire plant with all three spikes and which also now has 5 new growths going.

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