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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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!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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