Orchids forum: Overwintering Spathoglottis

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Nov 14, 2014 11:21 AM CST
I'm totally new to Spathoglottis so I don't know what's normal and what's not. I've brought mine into the greenhouse and I noticed that the bulbs are working their way out of the soil. Is this normal? Do I need to bury them? How should they be overwintered?

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Nov 14, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I grow my Spathoglottis in large pots under a live oak tree. I don't do anything to them in the winter and have about a 50% live/die ratio. They are cheap and I have bigger problems if we get very cold. They will take temps into the 30s but a freeze will kill them. You are further north than I so I would leave them in the greenhouse for the winter and yes, replant those bulbs.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Nov 14, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Thanks for your reply!
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