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A few chiloschista (leafless!) species

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by mini-catts, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. mini-catts

    mini-catts Member

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    I really like the genus Chiloschista. They seem pretty easy to grow and bloom like crazy. A single plant can throw off 2-5 spikes easy!

    C. segawae:

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    C. sweemilii:

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    C. lunifera
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    Enjoy!
    Peter T.
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not in my greenhouse!! Are you taunting me, Peter? Maybe you could tell us how you are growing them.
     
  3. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Nicely done Peter....someday I will give a leafless species a try
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Peter T = Peter Taunter.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, wise one, please share some of your culture tips. I have to say I suck at those. The spikes will blast...
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Lovely! Please do share your secrets!!!
     
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    Hmmm...secret? I grow these in my intermediate greenhouse with temps ranging from 50-85 degrees. The are all mounted (of course!) and i mist them every day or two. They get bright filtered light, at least 50-60% shade. I try not to have them too wet as the crown is susceptible to rot. Humidity averages about 50-60%. That's how i grow them!
    Peter T.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Peter, maybe I'll try some brighter, the light is the only thing that sounds different. You make it sound so easy and look so good.
     
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    Thanks Marni....now if i could only keep my Masdevallias alive! Yours are spectacular!

    Oh i should also add i use only pure water on these, with a little MSU fertilizer on every misting.
    Peter T.
     
  10. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Those are AWESOME! :clap::clap:I love Chilochista, wish they were easier to find in Canada!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, that rules out my water and fertilizer as the source of my problems. I'm doing the same as you.