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Tolumnia- A Red One!

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    Another day, another orchid.

    I stopped by my local high end nursery today and came home with this Tolumnia. It does not have a name associated to it but it is tagged 'Tolumnia Red'. While not yet in bloom, the spike looks ready to open any day.

    This came with a hanger on the 1" pot and I have it hanging off of my plant stand the Cymbidium is occupying directly in front of a window.

    I wasn't sure where to post this one. I thought I read that it could be related to Oncidium but I am not sure of that. And even though it isn't open yet, I will add the pictures of it when it does open.

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    Further research shows that indeed it is related to Oncidium.

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    nice! a well developed plant too. you can see the reddish tint to the leaves that shows it has been in very strong light, probably a fair bit of sun. almost too much (and too much for where i live for sure). mine only flowers when it has a bit of the red, but at much less light that this has been given. it could turn a bit greener with less light. i have gotten mine to bloom in a south facing window, through 70% shade cloth curtains. and outdoors under same conditions, but direct morning sun very early as the sun rises. i'm trying to learn just how cold they can take in winter. there is not much info on these really, beyond brief descriptions of a few species. i'm trying to talk myself into getting another one. they don't take up much room..............

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    Great looking Tolumnia. It will not be long before those buds open!

    cheers,
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    Of the 5 to choose from, this one looked the most healthy. From what I have read since purchasing it, the color is a healthy color right now. A bit more purple and it would have seen too much sun. I wonder if my back yard is too hot/bright for it or would it be happy outside hanging on the north side of a fence during the summer? My backyard area gets no more than 5 hours of direct sun during the summer. By 2 pm, the back yard is mostly in shade.

    It is really neat they can be so tiny and have so many little flowers on a spike. The spike in the picture above has 8 flower buds on it.

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    Can't wait to see the blooms.
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    The flowers are opening. Here is a shot of one open and one opening.

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    looks a lot like the one i have flowering right now.

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    Love it.
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    These by the way use to be consdered as Oncidiums years ago. The actual plant looks good and those blooms are indeed very pretty. AL

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