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Encyclia tampensis

This is a discussion on Encyclia tampensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Geoff, The one thing about tampensis that I have found is that it thrives on ...

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    Geoff, The one thing about tampensis that I have found is that it thrives on neglect. It really likes to be left alone. It needs little fertilizer .....pretty much likes to be grown hard. It does much better mounted then in a pot.
    I am about an hour south of the Orlando area. Looks like you had a great trip through the heart of orchid country, here in Florida. When you were in the Miami/Dade/Everglades area, did you venture into the swamps to look for native orchids?
    I collect ferns, as well. What Polypodium is it?

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    Lovely Mazlan. I think this looks better than the alba form.

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    It was a very tourist sort of itinerary I did - when I di venture in it was to some kind of centre for saurians or whatever ; never got to see an orchid...
    Our Polypody is vulgare - how common can you get .. but lots of varieties no doubt. My forefathers, especially about 150 years ago were very much into ferns and their varieties ; trouble is they just collected them, and the word conservation was not in the dictionary, even.
    But if you are interested, I could collect a piece - the next time I see a colony of many hundred plants and put it in an envelope. ....

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    My Tampensis is the slowest growing thing. I got this one as a seedling and so far at least it hasn't died. I saw one in bloom like yours and was shocked at how many flowers it had. Mine will bloom...someday.

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    Great tampensis. I wish I had this one. I have the alba one and love it. Such cute blooms and always lots of spikes. And like Cathy said, ours thrives on neglect. We get so busy here, only the orchids that appreciate being left to there own really show off very much anymore.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    My Tampensis is the slowest growing thing. I got this one as a seedling and so far at least it hasn't died. I saw one in bloom like yours and was shocked at how many flowers it had. Mine will bloom...someday.
    Connie...move it to a corner where you can grow it hard and I mean hard. It really likes to be squished in a pot. It is easy to over-pot. If you think about our rain or lack of, here in florida it will help you understand its growing conditions.

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    Beautiful tampensis and really well grown! I have a little Encyclia Thomas’s Finale ‘Jungle Candy’, which is a tampensis hybrid. Its a great plant that is growing well and I hope to use a division to try a mount when the time comes.
    Cheers.
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    Last edited by otis226; August 8th, 2011 at 06:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Connie...move it to a corner where you can grow it hard and I mean hard. It really likes to be squished in a pot. It is easy to over-pot. If you think about our rain or lack of, here in florida it will help you understand its growing conditions.
    It's not in a pot...it's on a stick. Has been since I bought it and mounted it shortly thereafter. I think maybe it is just teaching me patience. lol

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    Thanks Geoff for sharing your visit. Always love and appreciate your stories. And also to Cathy and others for stopping by . Great to have you guys here.

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    Truly awesome!

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