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Trichocentrum Sonoma

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just receive confirmation of the registration of my hybrid between Trichocentrum longicalcaratum and Trichocentrum pulchrum. This is the second of the cross to open with more in bud. The Trichocentrum pulchrum was the pollen parent and seems to be dominate. The leaf span of the seedling is about 3.5" and is it was pollinated 4 years ago.

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Nice! The last image made me do a double take as I thought it was a miniature Trichoglottis. I've never seen a Trichocentrum with a spur.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Love it - very nice cross!! - I would dream to have them all but so far killed two sp and don't try with them any more... ;-(
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel, trichocentrums have spurs, you may be thinking of something else.

    Piotr, I think these are going to be quite easy to grow.
     
  5. chicago chad

    chicago chad Active Member

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    That is very nice Marni. Can you offer me any cultural help with mine? I have longicalcaratum and I can get it to spike on a regular basis but the buds never get big enough and eventually fail. It has 4 buds setting and I would like to actually see it flower. Thanks and great plant.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chad, I grow T longicalcaratum mounted, with no added moss to the mount. It gets watered daily and dries before night. Good air movement. I have had that happen to me in the past, but don't really know the cause. Normally I would say issues with low humidity, but I had the same humdity conditions for years and they bloomed well. Without knowing how large your plant is, I would suggest taking all but one of the buds off to see if it is a matter of the plant not having the reserves to bloom. Can you post a shot of your plant?
     
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    Thanks Marni. I have grown mine quite damp over the past year and a half. It has produced quite a bit of new growth as well. The plant was in bloom when in came in from Ecuador. I will post some pics tmrw.
     
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    Lovely! But Marni, a hybrid??? Tsk! Tsk! :)
     
  9. cnslr81

    cnslr81 New Member

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    Beautiful orchid!
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Tennis. Yes, hybrids! That is why my company name is MOSTLY Species. There are more to come.:)
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Spectacular! Love the spur
     
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    "... easy to grow..." can be relative. :confused: I have so much to learn here.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Wow this is absolutely fantastic - what a spur!
     
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    What a beauty. My favorite colors
     
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    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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