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Gastrochilus formosanus

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Mar 7, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    An easy miniature that forms mats and trails off the mount.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like this kind of plant habit. What temperature range does it like?
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    I've never heard about it before!!
    Great!!
     
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    Wonderful, I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those I really like it.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, it comes from a wide range of elevations so you would think it should be adaptable or at least some clones could fit into different temperature ranges. I have grown it cool where it had trouble, but that may have been water quality and bush snails. I now grow several clones and they are all in the intermediate house. I'm sure you could find a place in your conditions that would make it happy. I love gastrochilus, especially these small, mat-forming varieties. The flowers last pretty well and it can bloom multiple times per year.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni.