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Tolumnia Golden Luis - Trying my hands on them

This is a discussion on Tolumnia Golden Luis - Trying my hands on them within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Got these 2 Tolumnias recently at the orchid farm. Cost me MYR15 each (USD4.40). Heard ...

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    Default Tolumnia Golden Luis - Trying my hands on them

    Got these 2 Tolumnias recently at the orchid farm. Cost me MYR15 each (USD4.40). Heard these Equitants are quite sensitive to watering regime, and they can't take too much water - is it true?

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    Tolumnia NoID - believe me, they don't know the name

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    Actually they are easy to take care. I grow them only in charcoal and water them every day and allow them to dry fast. I have moved some of them tp S/H and seem to be doing alright on that as well.

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    Beautiful! great buy!

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    It takes lots of light for these to bloom.

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    Thanks guys, for the tips! I may just try mounting one of them and see how it fares!

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    NoID Tolumnias are very common. Even some of the "named" ones are unregistered hybrids - could be anything, could be different every time the grower releases some under that trade name. Some may actually be Rodrumnias, with a small percentage of Rodriguezia in the ancestry, but not enough to change the culture.

    Tolumnias grow as twig epiphytes. Mount them on a thin bamboo stick and hang it in almost full sun and it will be close to natural habitat. It is also common to grow them in empty clay pots or small baskets with no media. In situations like that they can be watered every day, but they must dry out fast.

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    i grow them outdoors, morning sun and bright light all day. i have tried several different methods, but here in dry sunny california i have found that they do best in very small 3" tree fern pots. i use a small amount of moss and loose fern fibers etc to fill in around the root ball. once they establish and new roots grow them into the pot tightly they do very well and often bloom twice or more a year. do not cut the flowering stem until it dies and turns brown, they can develop side shoots to extend the blooming season. flowers last about a month or more. i dunk the whole thing under the tap in the sink, sometimes fill the sink and let them soak for a while. i also mist them often, and am not careful about the water getting into the leaves, they seem to like it, they naturally seem to catch drops of water like a tiny little bromeliad. the tree fern does hold water for a couple days, but they are very open and airy for the roots.

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    Great looking blooms! Good luck with them!

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