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Coelogyne usitana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Paganel, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. Paganel

    Paganel Member

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    All-year-round bloomer from Philippines.
    I like the elegance of its flowers, such a beautiful combination of colors. And the culture couldn’t be simpler.

    Course, it’s large (mature bulbs with leaves already reached 50-60 cm in lenght), so the main thing is to grow it neatly from the beginning and keep an eye on the foliage :)

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    Your plant looks wonderfully healthy. Mine just is limping along. What light levels do you grow it in? Cattleya light or paphiopedilum light. Thanks
     
  3. Paganel

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    Thanks a lot.

    Medium cattleya light, I’d say.
    LEDs which give something about 25 000 lux, according to my luxmeter.

    I think my experience doesn’t allow me to make recommendations, but in my personal opinion orchids in cultivation are much more likely to be under-lighted (except pleurotallids) and kept at too warm temperatures than vice versa. And since my moderate temperatures allow for fairly intense light without overheating the plants, I take advantage of this opportunity.

    I have а couple dozen coelogyne species and as far as I can tell all of them develop better in bright light. The main thing is to avoid overheating.

    And I use the full line of Dyna-Grow fertilizers.