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Spathoglottis hybrids

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by gjanick, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. gjanick

    gjanick Member

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    It appears to me that most orchid collectors do not include Spathoglottis plants (spa) in their collections. Spa are ground orchids and not terrestial. There are more and more hybrids being introduced. In Thailand, the species spa are on some of the endangered lists now.

    I think that they are incredibly beautiful plants, not only the blooms, but the foliage and leaves too. Spa bloom year-round in my Thai climate. And they are orchids!

    I never have dealt with spas before, so they are also new to me. But here in Chiang Mai, we have perfect weather for their growth.

    I have two spas (one yellow and one multi-color-- 6 pictures) and plan on ordering two more soon in different colors.
     

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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Can you please explain how a “ground orchid” is not “terrestrial”?
     
  3. gjanick

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    I honestly thought the meaning of terrestrial meant the opposite. MY BLUNDER! I thought terrestrial meant 'out of this world'. Sorry!

    adjective
    pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
    of or relating to land as distinct from water.
    Botany.
    1. growing on land; not aquatic.
    2. growing in the ground; not epiphytic or aerial.
    Zoology. living on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or aerial.
    of or relating to the earth or this world; worldly; mundane.
    noun
    an inhabitant of the earth, especially a human being.