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Coryanthes speciosa.

This is a discussion on Coryanthes speciosa. within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I know what you mean Susie...hahaha... I have one friend. She grows her orchids indoors ...

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    I know what you mean Susie...hahaha...
    I have one friend. She grows her orchids indoors on a light cart. That could be an option for you.
    Also specializing in miniature orchids, one could do a fairly large collection in a small space.

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    I do grow some orchids under lights already but I feel ready to branch out in to more difficult and unusual types. I just like the blooms on this one too much to worry about whether it is suited to my conditions. The main problem I have is that I would have nowhere to hang it inside unless I drilled some holes. Maybe it would work in a net basket on top of a chest of drawers or something? I'll figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    The main problem I have is that I would have nowhere to hang it inside unless I drilled some holes. Maybe it would work in a net basket on top of a chest of drawers or something?
    By in large, Corys send their spikes down through the media which is why they are typically grown in hanging baskets. If grown in a pot, the spikes wind up stuck inside the pot doing neither the plant nor you any good. Now some Cory species do send their spikes out to the side and then they cascade down. This might be something for you to keep in mind if you do decide to try them.

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    Thanks Pavel. I have been looking on libe and I have seen a few potted. There is a post on here about one that was grown in a pot. If I do get one it will be a C. picturata. I have seen this one bloom from a pot Foro de InfoJardín - La Cantina II...so I am hopeful that it will bloom for me. I intend to pot it in a basket though so maybe that will help with the spiking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    I am just wondering about getting into these beauties. Yes, they are beautiful to me. Would you recommend them for a European grower? I really want one but I wonder if they can be grown slightly cooler than recommended.
    Hi Susie thank you for your interest Coryanthes speciosa is hot growing they do well in the environment with the night temperature 23 to 24 degree Celsius and day time 32 to 36 C. Every time when the new pseudobulb mature at least 2 to 4 spikes will arise from the base, my worry if you are unable to provide their requirement it will be stunted like Paphio they can grow but cant flower ( intermediate and Highland type). Never mine some of my intermediate orchids still can flower in my area like Huntleya and Cochleanthes species. Well I do believe it will grow for you just take this opportunity, for the medium I used Styrofoam get the plant cover the root with sphagnum moss and tight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Hi Susie thank you for your interest Coryanthes speciosa is hot growing they do well in the environment with the night temperature 23 to 24 degree Celsius and day time 32 to 36 C. Every time when the new pseudobulb mature at least 2 to 4 spikes will arise from the base, my worry if you are unable to provide their requirement it will be stunted like Paphio they can grow but cant flower ( intermediate and Highland type). Never mine some of my intermediate orchids still can flower in my area like Huntleya and Cochleanthes species. Well I do believe it will grow for you just take this opportunity, for the medium I used Styrofoam get the plant cover the root with sphagnum moss and tight it.
    Many thanks Zainal. I have seen some people have success with day temps on the 22oC range and as low as 16 at night. I have been told to use sphagnum moss as media as they require a very acidic situation. I have decided to get a C. picturata. It is beautiful and very cheap If it dies on me or never blooms at least it will not have cost a great deal. I am going to pot it in a basket and hang it from a light feature which will provide light and warmth - hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    Many thanks Zainal. I have seen some people have success with day temps on the 22oC range and as low as 16 at night. I have been told to use sphagnum moss as media as they require a very acidic situation. I have decided to get a C. picturata. It is beautiful and very cheap If it dies on me or never blooms at least it will not have cost a great deal. I am going to pot it in a basket and hang it from a light feature which will provide light and warmth - hopefully.
    Good luck hope it will bloom for you later.

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    Hideously beautiful (if there's such a thing!)

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    well folks I got the bulb of a plant that is supposed to be a wild orchid here, a friend had the plant in her plant shop, she had just bought it from a man and there were numerous bulbs on it, I asked her for one and there were roots attached, I somehow thought it might be an orchid we call The Monkey Throat, so I googled and found it to be that one and it is the Coryanthes Macrantha a strange looking flower but pretty colors too, I did notice ants on it but I have other orchids that have ants too and I had read where they are harmless so I left it and mounted it in sphagnum and coconut fiber on a piece of tree branch and am just waiting to see if any new plant will appear, I will leave it to really get going and then I may put it in a hanging basket with coconut husks and some wood chips, the plant that my friend had was still in the medium that it had come with from off of a tree somewhere (moss and dirt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggs View Post
    well folks I got the bulb of a plant that is supposed to be a wild orchid here, a friend had the plant in her plant shop, she had just bought it from a man and there were numerous bulbs on it, I asked her for one and there were roots attached, I somehow thought it might be an orchid we call The Monkey Throat, so I googled and found it to be that one and it is the Coryanthes Macrantha a strange looking flower but pretty colors too, I did notice ants on it but I have other orchids that have ants too and I had read where they are harmless so I left it and mounted it in sphagnum and coconut fiber on a piece of tree branch and am just waiting to see if any new plant will appear, I will leave it to really get going and then I may put it in a hanging basket with coconut husks and some wood chips, the plant that my friend had was still in the medium that it had come with from off of a tree somewhere (moss and dirt)
    That great Maggs you need to spraying water regularly and another alternative use basket medium that you used is good enough as I used purely moss.

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