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Epidendrum ciliare

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    How did you first notice spikes? Min has many new growths, with three leaves on them, very robust plant but no signs of blooming any time soon. I am growing it with catt.s and trying to give it a temp. drop at night. Any advice? Meg

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    The sheaths and flowers are coated in a heavy waxy substance. They don't always open without assistance, but you have to be careful, because the sepals and petals can be so glued together, it's easy to tear them off while assisting them.

    Properly unfurled flowers are lovely and fragrant, but I had trouble getting mine to unfurl with all the waxy gunk, so I gave it away (to Diane, I think...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg25 View Post
    How did you first notice spikes? Min has many new growths, with three leaves on them, very robust plant but no signs of blooming any time soon. I am growing it with catt.s and trying to give it a temp. drop at night. Any advice? Meg
    I have mine with the catts, put it outside in the summer with morning sun. It was several years old before it bloomed.

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    One of the people in my OS had one for sale at a meeting last year, but alas, before I could make up my mind, someone beat me to it! Now I *really* want one! I'm the type who always falls in love with something once the option has been removed. <insert heavy sigh of regret>

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    Sigh, this seems to be one of those orchids that is described as easy to grow and flower in books and by some people, yet does nothing for others.

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    Well, I love this guy, but like I said, it took years for it to bloom. This guy does seem to love humidity, which is probably why I have had some trouble keeping him "bloomin happy". Also, much of what I have read indicates the blooms form sprays, while mine opens one at a time and drops the older bloom when a new one opens. I would think greenhouse culture would probably give better results. I have seen some at a local well known orchid firm with multiple sprays... I keep hoping I'll get this one to that point some day.

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    I've always loved the lip on these


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