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Pecteilis susannae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dale, Sep 29, 2009.

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  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    IW growing terrestrial. Flowers are 2 1/2" across. I didn't detect a scent. I didn't make a plant photo. The growth is 27" tall and resembles a leafy dendrobium cane.
    pectilissusannaestack.jpg pecteilissusannaeclosestack.jpg pectilissusannaesidestack.jpg pecteilissusannaespike.jpg
     
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    Dang. Those are some pictures, Dale.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    HOORAY!
    How many flowers does it have?
    It's really great!
     
  4. Dale

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    Looks like it's only gonna have five, Karen. Which is five more than last year.
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    It's magnificent!
    Congratulations!
     
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    prem Wild Orchid Enthusiast

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    *sniff* mine made it all the way to blooming, opened a few (thrips eaten) flowers, and then died (rotted from the root up). I am SOOO bummed. Lovely photo, as usual, Dale.

    ---Prem
     
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    nice wings
     
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    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    I bloomed mine one year ago and then it too croaked. Got rot in the tuber that I couldn't stop. :(

    Dale, what kind of potting media are you using and what is your watering scheme?

    This Pecteilis experiences wildfire in nature and many growers suggest top-dressing the pot with wood ashes.
     
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    That is some serious lip.

    Wonderful.
     
  10. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Ed, my plant's in commercially prepared potting soil with additions of perlite and chacoal. It gets daily water and fertilizer during growth. Whether it will surface next year, or not, will gauge my success with this species.