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This is a discussion on Arachnis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These are native to my country. They grow very quickly. This one has reached the ...

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    These are native to my country. They grow very quickly. This one has reached the lower leaves of a palm tree.
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    I have since transferred the arachnis, attaching them to live tree trunks instead.
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    I like these blooms for the color and form that lends it to be exotic and just a bit on the wild side. Nice display. AL

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    You're right Al, does look exotic even to me. I have a red one too but it's not in bloom right now.

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    I like that one. The new home for it is a planted tree trunk? What type of tree is it?

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    A Christmas Palm, the one in the first four photos. It shares that tree with the cymbidium, oncidium, pteroceras, and some dendrobiums.

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    Really!? Never knew the name of that palm, it grows here, don't think its native though. Can I ask why you have the mesh around the trunk? Is it to help the orchid to stay on until it has established itself? Or is it for some other reason?

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    The mesh is meant to create a pillar to hold the charcoal together. I used to attach orchids on cut wood and that was actually better, especially when the wood started to rot, the orchids would produce flowers more often.

    However, I had to replant every two years or so and that was tedious.

    About the palm, there's one photo where you can see the ripe red fruit of the palm. There's another one with similar fruit but the trunk is much less in diameter.

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    Lovely Arachnis.

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    ive been looking for one of these for a while... wish i could find one!! yours is amazing!!

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