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Epidendrum Nocturnum

This is a discussion on Epidendrum Nocturnum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was so excited to find an open bud from this plant! We had a ...

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    Cool Epidendrum Nocturnum

    I was so excited to find an open bud from this plant! We had a downpour the entire day before and then I went out and found a bud beginning to open. It's not a perfect flower...but i'll take the weird thing. It looks like it's trying to do a luau with both petals going to one side. It's also at a weird angle which makes it difficult to get a decent picture. Hopefully as this plant continues blooming it figures out which way to turn and how to look a little less goofy! Maybe it's still a young plant? The pod is also growing nicely. I want to find a mossy tree to sit it in when the pod gets big and fat...

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    Definetly an eye catcher! Gorgeous colour and shape! Not sure if you already know but for future plans, just an idea, it is easily and widely available ( hopefully in your neck of the woods aswell), packets of moss spores specialist available for bonsai enthusiasts. Managed to culture 2 forms, a club and a tropical sheet moss. Took a short while to burst into life but soon spread its wings and suprisingly quickly.

    I used it for dart frog/ mantella terrariums and found with hindsight that it was a positive move to make, considering one year on I would of regretted not doing it, being pleased with it aesthetically. Just a thought for your near future garden plans. Another two cents while im here, painting/ brushing live natural yoghurt on branch/ stump, also encourages moss/ lichen and fern growth. Obviously with you being in Florida I dont want you to endure an unwelcome mass of bugs etc that surround you attracted to the yoghurt, if ofcourse you have such natives as athreat/ nuisance!.

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    To my way of thinking it is a cute bloom that has distinguished itself by being the sole bloom in the middle of a storm. Congratulations on a survivor that makes you happy. AL

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    Considering the problems you had getting a flower to open on this plant, I'm glad you finally got to see one open.

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    ...and a big flower too, nice!

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    nice! thanks for sharing

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    I hope the seeds do well and you end up with some babies growing in whatever tree you place it, Connie. Glad you got to see the bloom - finally!!

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