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This is a discussion on Leptotes bicolor? and within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; 2 1/2 years later and it did turn out to be bi-colour. Had problems with ...

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    2 1/2 years later and it did turn out to be bi-colour. Had problems with a chipmunk during a heat wave last summer so some of the growths are a bit chewed but it does seem to be coming along.

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    Nice. I like the mount.
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    Nice mount Chris. Lucky you got any flowers at all given the chipmunk damage.
    I have a Lept. bicolor that has become a ball at the very bottom of its mount and the middle of the mount has rotted completely away.
    The only thing holding the plant to the part with the hanger is a root bridge.
    I've been noodling what to do with it. Guess I need to find an interesting piece of driftwood.

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    And I just saw this post . . WOW! How fabulous! This plant is gorgeous Arne!

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    I just saw this post by you Chris today.

    My experience from my own Leptotes bicolor is that the plant has very thin and slender leaves when young. Then when it gets older the leaves get short and thick at first and then they stay being very succulent-looking but will keep increasing in length. Based on what I see, this is a strong-growing Leptotes and most likely a bicolor. Make sure to transfer it to any mount as soon as possible. A Leptotes in a pot is a balance between growth and death. I have been lucky with my Leptotes that got as a baby plant 16 years ago. It has its own post in this forum but I'm posting my wife's latest picture again because I really love this one.

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    Great job Chris! Your perseverance paid off and the mount is great!

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    It will grow very well Chris. But it will take time before the growth really kicks off even though it isn't Rhynchostylis-slow.

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