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 Post subject: Leptotes bicolor
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:17 am 
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Edit to say this is leptotes Bicolor.

Wasn't sure where to file this, so please place it where it works best, mods.

I got this plant about two years ago from Kawamoto Orchids on Oahu while on a trip there. It was a vacation trip but I tend to scope out orchid nurseries whilst traveling. Anyway I loved this plant of his and it was quite big for a mini species. His plant had what could have been a hundred or more flowers and in the warm, dewy sweet air of Hawaii, they smelled fantastic.

First time blooming this on my own. I grow it in sh and very close to my lights. I guess it's ok with the treatment it gets. About ten or more buds are still to come. It's a very slow but steady grower. It seems new p bulbs are always coming in.

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 Post subject: Re: Leptotes bicolor
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Ryan, it's beautiful. Thanks for your culture tips - I got a small compot last June and hope they bloom sometime soon.


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 Post subject: Leptotes bicolor
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rangiku wrote:
Ryan, it's beautiful. Thanks for your culture tips - I got a small compot last June and hope they bloom sometime soon.

you're welcome! I don't remember the flowers being this big when I first got it, perhaps it has matured enough to produce larger blooms. Sh seems to have an answer to most plant needs if you can figure it out. This plant doesn't put out many roots and so it seems the roots just enjoy a constant humidity about them and not actually grow into the sh. At least not yet. Again it's slow growing.


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Beautiful. I love the leaves too! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Leptotes bicolor
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That's super species and is amazingly tolerant! I grow mine mounted (it's an old plant which I've had since I lived in NC). It tossed off last year's stress as though it didn't even happen. I'm beginning to think you can't kill it, though you can definitely curtain the blooms. Yours looks wonderful!


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Blooming for second time in a year, from Kawamoto
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 Post subject: Re: Leptotes bicolor
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Brian Bilyeu wrote:
Blooming for second time in a year, from Kawamoto
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Looks wonderful! They're such hardy plants, aren't they? Mine has grown considerably in the last few months and it looks like I'm due for another round of blooms. I see yours is mounted. Is it tree fern?


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Yes it is on tree fern slab


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