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Laelia jongheana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am growing this cool in moderately bright light, just a bit drier in the winter. The flower is 6" wide. I had grown it mounted for a number of years and am glad I decided to change and grow it potted.

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Beautiful, but makes me sad to see: my seedling was doing great for three years, then succumbed to a bad attack of scale two months ago. Never even got to see it bloom. Definitely will try this species again. Thanks for the post!
    - Stephen
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. I would like to try this one again. My first one died a slow lingering death.
     
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    Very nice. Mine is also in bloom now, mounted, but is at the end of its mount. In what do you have this one potted and what is your watering regimen for it?
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tennis, I have this in medium bark. I used to give the mounted plants a dry rest in the winter and I probably over did it. Now I am just watering them on the same schedule as most potted plants. It is in moderately bright light in the winter so it should be dry before it gets watered again. It is in the cool greenhouse that gets 50F at night but warms up into the 70's most days in the winter. I'm pretty sure that I could be growing this a lot better.
     
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    very nice and seems to be unusual clone with very creased keels on the lip and when saw first second your picture thought I am looking on Pleione lol, but very beautiful!
     
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    Gorgeous!