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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Coelogyne Cristata Orchid

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

When it comes to Orchids, I have no idea what I’m doing. A garden club friend insisted I try one so she gave me this about a year ago. To be honest it’s hardly changed in that whole year. Although it’s still alive. I think I need to pay more attention to it perhaps 🙇🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ #coelogyne #coelogyne-cristata #coelogynecristata #orchid

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cyndi

Theres someone on here that was trying to identify a plant that the base looks just like this.. I kept thinking orchid but had no clue for sure.. now I cant find it.. lol

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suerichards

How unusual 😉

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Sussanah

Wow very unusual. Are those round things new blooms?

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fuschia

That's a really unusual one Rich. I have moth orchids and another species begining with den lol 😂. To be honest I have them on a south facing window and only water when I think about it! The moths are in flower now and one of the dens has one flower on it. You can get Orchid feed but again, I forget to use it 😁

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telswirld

😃 very interesting 🧐

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @telswirld 😄

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richard.spicer.7906

My friend told me this one is perfectly ok to go outside in the shade in the summer, so I might try that. She has a very, very large pot of it - I mean large - it must have been the same diameter as a standard water butt, but obviously not as deep (a shallow one!) @fuschia

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Sussanah - those are apparently Pseudobulbs, the current one is the one with the leaves coming out of it, and the older ones are further down and all wrinkled @Sussanah

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fuschia

Wow Rich that must have been amazing 😊

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Christos

@richard.spicer.7906 It is one of the most spectacular orchids. Need bright light and cold this time of year. Pay attention in watering.

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richard.spicer.7906

That’s great, thanks Christos - I really am a complete novice when it comes to Orchids. What is the best medium to grow it in? It’s currently in 100% orchid bark but I’m wondering if my friend had it mixed in with some soil too as she’s got a huge specimen in a large terracotta pot @Christos

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