Great display & great shot!
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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 - ...
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.
Great display & great shot!
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.
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!
Love those Epidendrums! Wonderful blooms and as you say sir, a lot of them! AL
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 .
Cool blooms Geoff, right now I also got Epi blooming like this awesome.
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.
Awesome Geoff .. Great photography...