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Schomburgkia rosea

This is a discussion on Schomburgkia rosea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another of my Schombo's . Seems to be very vigorous and easy - I notice ...

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    Default Schomburgkia rosea

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    Another of my Schombo's . Seems to be very vigorous and easy - I notice that all of the ones I grow - maybe 5 or 6 species and a couple of hybrids - keep the growth buds green and looking good , even on the older bulbs ( which is why I put the third pic in, to show this ). I suspect that given a better temperature, like Angela's instead of chilly old England, they would grow into big specimens very easily. My technique by the way, is to hang them up, spray more or less daily with rain water, and dip in the nutrient mix every few weeks.
    The flowers here are not the largest of the genus , perhaps approaching 2 inch natural spread , and the flower stem is perhaps 2 feet long above bulbs which are maybe 10 inches high. Not a window sill plant I think !
    My bulbs are getting bigger and stouter, year by year, so maybe I will get an extra growth presently.

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    Beautiful colors and contrast. Stunning!

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    Love the rich color and the curly petals

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    Unusual colours, but really like it!

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    It is beautiful Geoff. Small compared to some of the Schomb species

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    Beautiful shot that 2nd one!

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    Lovely blooms, Geoff - but those roots! I don't think I have a single orchid with roots like that - nor have I seen many. Looks like it's just itching to sprerad out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Lovely blooms, Geoff - but those roots! I don't think I have a single orchid with roots like that - nor have I seen many. Looks like it's just itching to sprerad out.
    I wish I could say that all my orchids have roots like that, but I can't, of course. But sometimes I think that the problems in growing orchids can be redefined as "how to grow good roots" - or to put it another way , any orchid with good roots is going to show up as a good orchid , and vice versa. This does concentrate the mind , I think......

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    I have a schom that has struggled. Yours apparently has not. Its beautiful!

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    Schomb's are some of the coolest p-bulbs by far. When I first mounted my Tibiana I thought it would never grow well but once it grabbed the mount it just went nuts. I love your flowers. Mine got thrown under the bamboo tree as that seems to be the one spot that it blooms in. Maybe it'll throw a spike this year...

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