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Meiracyllium trinasutum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Arnette, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Arnette

    Arnette New Member

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    I've had Meiracyllium trinasutum for more than 40-years, having bought it as Soph. cernua from Spencer Howard (Howard Spencer?) back in the 70s....so it is long-lived. It flowers abundantly every year, spring through fall, and is pretty much neglected over winter (only an occasional watering). Leaf tips seem to get quite reddish in higher light. I like the cinnamon scenting of the flowers. IMG_5027.JPG IMG_5045.JPG
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wonderful.
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I had one for many years. Very cute.
     
  4. Maryanne

    Maryanne New Member

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    Hello Arnette:
    So glad you posted Meiracycllium...It looks wonderful and so happy to hear of the longevity.
    I have a tiny one that's just hanging on. Please post how you take care of this one, so I can make good with mine! thanks for the photos and for any advice you can pass along
    Best wishes and happy growing,
    Maryanne
     
  5. Arnette

    Arnette New Member

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    Thank you for your comments.
    The plant is mounted on what looks like the bottom of a teak basket with a pad of tree-fern fiber behind it.
    I treat it as a somewhat shady plant; water frequently over summer (it is kept in a lath house) and pretty much ignore it over winter (under lights) but with an occasional spray. Very easy and it just keeps growing.