Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum

This is a discussion on Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; An interesting reed-stem ( I would call it) . Stems about 60-75cm ( 2 - ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Dorsetman's Avatar
    Dorsetman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Geoff Hands
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya ?
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    England, South coast.
    Posts
    2,407
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum

    An interesting reed-stem ( I would call it) . Stems about 60-75cm ( 2 - 2.5 ft ) tall - so far. About 4-5 pairs of leaves on the upper part only. This is the best flowering I have yet managed ( in maybe 4 or 5 years culture ) ; hitherto it produced maybe half a dozen flowers, and when they were over, the spike grew a bit more, and so on. Now I get them all at once.
    Flowers about 5cm , 2 inch , quite long lasting.
    I see my plant has a lot more flowers than the ones shown in Jay's internet encyclopaedia, so I have sent him a copy to use if he thinks fit.
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  2. #2
    Paph's Avatar
    Paph is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Branka
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Small species...
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Slovenia
    Posts
    1,884
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great display & great shot!

  3. #3
    Janet's Avatar
    Janet is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights.
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, MA
    Posts
    438

    Default

    Mine is just starting to bloom now--but with only 6 buds/flowers on one spike. I know this orchid as the stoplight orchid--because it's red, green, and yellow.

  4. #4
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    8,619
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I can grow the regular epi's no problem. These and another that looks like this one (can't remember the name), just wither under my care. Check out the blooms you got though. Very nice!

  5. #5
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,612
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Excellant, Geoff!

  6. #6
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,751
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Love those Epidendrums! Wonderful blooms and as you say sir, a lot of them! AL

  7. #7
    mazlani's Avatar
    mazlani is online now Senior Member
    Real Name
    mazlan
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    bulbophyllum
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    2,544
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very nice epi you got there Geoff. Been waiting to get this myself but the asking price here is abit out of my range. So on the mean time I'll just enjoy yours. Thanks for sharing .

  8. #8
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    10,111
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Cool blooms Geoff, right now I also got Epi blooming like this awesome.

  9. #9
    Dorsetman's Avatar
    Dorsetman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Geoff Hands
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya ?
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    England, South coast.
    Posts
    2,407
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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.

  10. #10
    Real Name
    Deepak
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mysore, KA, India
    Posts
    360
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Awesome Geoff .. Great photography...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Epidendrum
    By Ron-NY in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 12th, 2008, 10:43 PM
  2. Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum
    By Ron-NY in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2008, 08:16 AM
  3. epidendrum help
    By orchid-man in forum Breeding & Hybridization
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 28th, 2007, 09:50 AM
  4. Epidendrum
    By Gin in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 15th, 2007, 11:50 AM
  5. ID please! Epidendrum something-something..
    By TwoTon in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 27th, 2006, 10:59 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.