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Carnivorous plant grower- Looking to get started with Orchids

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Nepenthes, May 29, 2014.

  1. Nepenthes

    Nepenthes New Member

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    I am a grad student (department of horticulture) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I primarily grow tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), but was given my first orchid, a Stanhopea tigrina v. nigroviolacea, a couple days ago when one of the university greenhouse managers was clearing out some space in the Cornell orchid collection.

    I am most interested in the Catasetum and Stanhopea - alliance genera. My favorite varieties I've seen so far are Stanhopea tigrina (a monster specimen is blooming in the Cornell orchid house right now) and xMonnierara x millenium magic 'Witchcraft'.