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Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum

This is a discussion on Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Geoff, how tall is the plant? I bought a very small seedling a few years ...

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    Geoff, how tall is the plant? I bought a very small seedling a few years back, and the shoots are about 15 cm tall. The plant has not flowered yet. Am wondering whether I am doing something wrong, or I just need to be more patient.

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    Really nicely bloomed, Geoff. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I don't know if anyone has ever seen this growing wild ? ( Not me). But my theory - from studying the plants, is that the reed-stem types with thick stems probably grow semi-terrestrially ,at any rate on the ground . Their structure is not well adapted to growing high in a tree because of anchorage problems - that head of flowers, when wet , will be quite heavy ; even in a pot, I have a lead weight on the rim on the opposite side to the flowers, to avoid the pot falling over.
    So this means not too bright, and a compost which is a bit nearer soil ( more fines, less coarse stuff) .Right or wrong, this is the theory I have used to grow my plant.
    Anyone knows any better I am always all ears....

    The thin-stemmed reed-stems - Epi radicans type, are different - they are scramblers , grow up through bushes , produce lots of thin aerial roots to help them hold on - quite different culture needed - and I wish I could say I know exactly what they do want , although they grow all right, if not fantastically well for me.
    I am definitely keeping your cultural information in mind Geoff and I do appreciate your post. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars.Kurth View Post
    Geoff, how tall is the plant? I bought a very small seedling a few years back, and the shoots are about 15 cm tall. The plant has not flowered yet. Am wondering whether I am doing something wrong, or I just need to be more patient.
    My plant is about 75cm tall ; it first flowered when about 45cm, and has put on height, and flower numbers ever since.
    If you have got from a very small seedling ( 5 cm ? ) to 15cm in a few years, you are not doing anything wrong. What you want is to make a big step forward - 15 to 35 or 40 should be possible, I think....

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    very spectacular geoff, another fine specimen. hows the weather? i heard there was another big dumping of snow a couple of days back....

    mum just won 23,000 dollars at the casino (hens party-women 0_o) so we are thinking of flying out to london in a month or two. at 1,995 return, its a good deal as opposed to 7,000 dollars one way from NZ!

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    Great shots, Geoff. Such a well grown plant!

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    very nice indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    very spectacular geoff, another fine specimen. hows the weather? i heard there was another big dumping of snow a couple of days back....

    mum just won 23,000 dollars at the casino (hens party-women 0_o) so we are thinking of flying out to london in a month or two. at 1,995 return, its a good deal as opposed to 7,000 dollars one way from NZ!
    Better make it two - the weather has turned "warm" which means 7 degrees C today, and visibility down to 25 metres with fog; the weather men say they don't know whether the Atlantic ( mild-rain-fog) system is going to stick, or maybe a return to the cold... but it always seems bad with the short days of winter, here ; picks up a lot when the days start tolengthen in February.

    But I have risked taking a couple of Dend.fimbriatum v oculatum out of the warmth, leaving them in an unheated greenhouse for a time, untilthe weather-men frighten me, in the hopes of stimulating a burst of flowers for my Society's sho at the end of February.

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    good luck with that, you might get caught unawares by a snow storm or blizzard again though!

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