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 Post subject: Spathoglottis hybrid
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:08 pm 
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Last autumn we posted Spathoglottis affinis, this time its a summer flowering hybrid we got off a senior guy in the Thai orchid society, wasnt sure we could grow it at all, its hot warm/growing needs high temps to flower, but we seem to have had a decent spring. Not really doing it justice but it flowered anyway.

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:00 pm 
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I do love this genus I can't grow them over here but they grow like weeds in Singapore especially spath picta. We use to grow them in coco chucks or coir power but had to be reported every 6 months.
Do you have the bulbin the pot or on the surface of the mix.


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Yep plicata is a really common garden orchid in the tropics, very warm growing.

These are more cool tolerant. We grow them in peat/perlite. Spath. afiinis (the other one we grow and probably one of the parents of this hybrid) is actually cool/intermediate growing so with your min 15C it would be fine.

We also have some pure white ones, dont know the parentage and they are definately warmer growing, maybe plicata but the bulbs dont match, not been able to flower them yet.

We put some bulbs on top, but when the new bulbs form they tend to bury themselves anyway. I repotted some this year as the bulbs had multiplied up quite a bit and needed spacing out, otherwise wouldnt have bothered, they only need very poor sandy soil, often surrounded by sundews in the wild.


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Strange I actually imported in some hybrids that I as close friend with the breeder and a couple of very special hybrids but they all never made it mainly I think it was due to the difference of Singapore and UK lol.

Very lovely to see some one post them brings back some very happy memories for me


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Strange I actually imported in some hybrids that I as close friend with the breeder and a couple of very special hybrids but they all never made it mainly I think it was due to the difference of Singapore and UK lol.

Very lovely to see some one post them brings back some very happy memories for me


There a lot of hybrids which seem to be very warm growing, with plicata parentage. We deliberately looked for those species/hybrids which are a bit cooler growing.

Our Spath. affinis flowered over winter with a minimum of 10C, totally leafless at that stage which is normal.


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