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Coryanthes macrantha

This is a discussion on Coryanthes macrantha within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've never seen this kind of orchid before - they're so cool!!! What are the ...

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    I've never seen this kind of orchid before - they're so cool!!! What are the growing conditions for something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    I've never seen this kind of orchid before - they're so cool!!! What are the growing conditions for something like this?
    They are shade growers and best exposed to indirect morning sun. They should be cultivated in baskets in a media that does not dry out quickly. Sphagnum moss is commonly used as the potting medium for water retention and acidity. I am using coarse bark top up with sphagnum moss. It is essential to hang the plants as the flower comes out from the side or the bottom of the pot and the long inflorescence. They are able to tolerate our tropical warm temperatures, fairly high humidity with good air circulation. They have fairly thin leaves that are prone to water loss. The plant is given water almost daily to keep them fairly moist.
    They love to be fertilized but weakly and weekly at ¼ of the recommended strength. They share the same fertilizing regime as the Paphs.
    I hope this helps. Growing conditions may differ from where you are from.

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    Nice pale color you got there so many variations that I noticed I have red color.

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    Wow!! they are awesome i love the blooms so strange but very pretty in their own way.Nice photos to

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