Orchids forum: Myrm. (Schom.) grandiflora

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2014 2:26 PM CST
I have a customer that wants to purchase this plant mounted on cork. My plants are in 5-6" mesh-pots. Do they do well mounted? The "cluster" of pseudobulbs probably number 8-10. I need someone's expertise in answering this question.

Thanks.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
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hawkarica
Jul 23, 2014 4:45 PM CST
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a look at my Myrm. (Schom.) grandiflora mounted on a cedar slab. You could also turn the mount to a horizontal position to give the orchid more support.

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2014 5:57 PM CST
Your plant is at least twice as large as the ones I have, Jim. I have in mind mounting my personal one on an extra-dense, extra-thick (2") slab of cork, something about 12"x18" and as you suggested, using it horizontally. I mount half my staghorns horizontally as well. I could just as easily use cedar or cypress and have beautiful plaques of both of these woods.

Can you post a good picture when yours was in bloom? Mine have not yet bloomed and I have two different pictures of what the flowers are supposed to look like.

Thanks.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jul 23, 2014 6:29 PM CST
Sure, Ken. Mine is called Schomburgkia (now Mcp.) grandiflora 'Classic Beauty'. I'm not sure you have the same variety.

Jim

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2014 7:13 PM CST
I won't know until one blooms. Unfortunately, more often than not, I end up selling a variety before I ever see it bloom. Even though I have the (tiny) tropical plant business, I am and will always be a hobbyist grower, having only a handful of each variety. I always say (to myself) that I will keep that one last plant, but when someone wants it badly enough, I end up selling it. Sticking tongue out
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