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Zygostates alleniana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by xmpraedicta, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    One of the weird LOC offerings. A little small for my taste, but interesting

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, don't get rid of it too fast. Once it has multiple growths it can be a ball of flowers. And they last quite well.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, Calvin. The flowers may be small, but the shape of individual flower is quite amazing. Mine (also from LOC) has been declining gradually, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any culture tips?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Naoki sorry for not replying earlier. When I got it, it had several growths, and I lost lots of them but the last one survived. It's only my first season so I'm not entirely sure, but I'm trying warmer, moist, and a bit shady in the summer, and cooler drier and a bit brighter in the winter
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, it likes to dry between waterings. It will grow well in intermediate or warm conditions. I grow them without any moisture retentive material at the roots. Some of mine get daily water and others are hanging were they get water every 3 to 4 days. Either way works, just don't keep it so damp that moss can grow on it.
     
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    Thank you, Calvin & Marni. Hmm, I'm keeping it too moist, and it is probably too late to save it...
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    I followed Marni's advice and decided to keep this one. She was right - it has grown on me and I've come to really enjoy it! I had some nutrient problems leading to leaf yellowing, so hoping this season's growth are more attractive.

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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like it's doing well. Mine didn't bloom at all the first year after I got it, but it should be blooming plenty in a few weeks.
     
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    It's beautiful! :) It was a good decision to keep it