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Porroglossum porphyreum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alfonso Doucette, Feb 18, 2023.

  1. Alfonso Doucette

    Alfonso Doucette Active Member

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    Madison, WI
    This is a cute little species that seems pretty easy to grow at room temperature (68–72 °F). The cultivar is 'Forest's Alfonso' AOS/CHM with 82 points. It was named for me by a friend I made in Tennessee named Randy Bayer! I traded him some nice Masdevallia species for a piece and this is the first bloom!!

    I picked up a really nice, dark one of these from Ecuagenera that's about to bloom. I have my fingers crossed it blooms as dark for me as when I saw it at the nursery and if it does I would like to name it 'Randy Bayer' as thank you! It's kind of fun to be able to commemorate friendships in the names of plant cultivars. :blush:

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  2. stehrmozell

    stehrmozell New Member

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    Growing orchids at home can be a rewarding hobby, but it requires some knowledge and care. Although I search for many requirements, I still cannot grow it and I don't know why
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    Do you mean that you can't grow Porroglossum porphyreum? How have you been growing it?