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Bollea coelestis

This is a discussion on Bollea coelestis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thanks! I always enjoy seeing the Phalaenopsis and other warmer loving species that you grow ...

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    Thanks! I always enjoy seeing the Phalaenopsis and other warmer loving species that you grow so well. I've tried a few Phal. violaceas over the years and they just sulk here in San Francisco.

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    Thanks for looking!! I think Bollea might have been moved to Pescatorea. But these guys all have the fan-shaped growths that look nice even when they are not in bloom. You should try one -- pretty easy to grow as long as it's not too warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    This has got to be the best looking plant and flowers I've seen and I've seen more than afew photos of this orchid. Very Impressive Display. Tell me Mike are you right in cool, foggy San Francisco? I know this is a very intermidiate grower. Do you keep it outside part of or all of the year? AL
    Thanks. Inside all year -- I guess my old, drafty, damp San Francisco apartment replicates the cloud forest environment this orchid loves. Not so great for human habitation sometimes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddie View Post
    That is so beautiful! I have one of those but the blooms are so short and they're often sitting just of top of the media. I thought that's how they're supposed to be. lol. Mind sharing your culture on this beauty?
    Thanks very much. This plant is one of my easiest to grow. Cool-intermediate, very low light but bright, moist all year. I think they just don't like heat and it never gets hot here!

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    Ooh, and here I was thinking I might get one of these... but moist and cool is a killer combo for me. That sounds like Masdevallia growing to me, and my Masdevallias can't get any new growths to take off because they get eaten by fungus before they get really established. I had similar problems with Miltoniopsis plants until I put them under grow lights which were REALLY bright, but low-temp. So if the Bollea wants low light, lots of moisture, and cool temps, it's pretty much guaranteed to rot for me. I need a LOT of light or a lot of heat to combat the soft and fuzzies.... and yes, I've tried Physan... I use it so often on my Masdevallias I'm worried I might be poisoning myself with it...

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    Very pretty, i don't think i have seen one before, good growing!

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    love this genera!! Beautiful Mike!

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