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Two Coels and a Nbnthm

This is a discussion on Two Coels and a Nbnthm within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; More from the Dartmouth collection... First is a lovely specimen-sized Coelogyne nitida in bloom, followed ...

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    More from the Dartmouth collection...

    First is a lovely specimen-sized Coelogyne nitida in bloom, followed by a handsome Coelogyne speciosa 'alba' x fuscescens.

    Neobenthamia gracilis is an African genus with only that single species in it. It's a tall plant - over a yard tall, with grass-like leaves and a reedy stem. It's very difficult to bloom unless it's brought into very strong sun during the height of summer heat. Very African! Lisa has it on the roof in full sun with no protection. Not even SPF 30.

    Sorry, the dirty fingernail belongs to the greenhouse manager - a true farmer!

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    Wow. I really like the Neobenthamia gracilis. I have never seen one before. It is so beautiful. Does the plant have several clumps of blooms like this all over it? Three feet tall, I bet that really is a showy plant!

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    I think it had two clumps of flowers, but I can't swear. So it was a lot of plant for a little bit of flower, but the flowers are beautiful. The best part is the old inflorescenes can throw off ***keikis!***

    So it would be a great plant for someone with a lot of room, who lives in a place with hot summers. ...hmmm now who do we know who that fits that description, Bruce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    I think it had two clumps of flowers, but I can't swear. So it was a lot of plant for a little bit of flower, but the flowers are beautiful. The best part is the old inflorescenes can throw off ***keikis!***

    So it would be a great plant for someone with a lot of room, who lives in a place with hot summers. ...hmmm now who do we know who that fits that description, Bruce?

    Julie

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    Gorgeous coelogynes' flowers/plants and Neobenthes! I am in ... Heheheheee ... Thanks for posting these pictures, Julie! Well, after seeing these pictures, I think that it's worthwhile for you to put up with the beastly condition in Lisa's greenhouse, heheheeeee ....
    I love these coelogynes. I have been trying to grow them well for many years but only recently, I figure out one of their secrets, they don't like too much light, these are plants that like shady conditions and I grow most of my orchids in very high light! Let's just hope I will do better with these guys next year and we all will see more of them ...
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I still have some more photos of orchids and other greenhouse plants that I haven't gotten to...I've been knee deep in repotting since I've gotten back. Maybe tonight I'll spend some quality time on the remaining photos.

    Good tip to know about Coelogynes and light, Hoa! I just got my first one. It's getting bright indirect light all day. Hope it likes it!

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