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Ancistrochilus rothschildiana

This is a discussion on Ancistrochilus rothschildiana within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; An African orchid. Has small flask shaped bulbs which do not seem to last more ...

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    An African orchid. Has small flask shaped bulbs which do not seem to last more than a few years ; It is supposed to like it shady and damp . I had two tries growing it that way, but the plants just faded away ; this third plant grows in a 4 inch pan of bark and Perlite, hanging up in as much light as anything gets in my collection, in the roof of the greenhouse. Now has three leads, all flowering, but not all at the same time - so far. Flowers maybe 9cm natural spread. But incidentally one of my unsuccessful plants came from the collection of the late Joyce Stewart , who knew more about African orchids than most people - she lived and worked there for many years and wrote some of the best books about African orchids - and that plant was not very good - to be brutally honest , so I think she had problems growing this species in England, too.

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    I like the trim form!

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    Lovely. Killed this one before. Will try again. Maybe to keep it drier. Thanks for sharing Geoff.

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    Seeing this species for the first time. looks very different and a lovely photo. thanks for sharing

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    wow, interesting. we don't see many african orchids here really. occasional ansellia or eulophia. never heard of this, good show.

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    Love the Lip and its colors. Thanks for sharing

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    Beautiful. First time seeing this orchid.

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    I have much better result from growing it on cork mount with very minimum moss, bright shade, dry out slightly between watering, drier winter rest is a must.

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