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May 22, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Saw a picture and fell in love! Is this one readily available or hard to find?
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May 22, 2015 8:15 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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They sure are beautiful. My first thought would be to contact Ecuagenera! This is btw a cold grower, found a higher altitudes.
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May 22, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Oh well .. it wouldn't like South Carolina for sure!
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May 22, 2015 8:45 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Maybe others have some cultural tips for you in your climate zone! Smiling growing it indoors in Summer?
We saw some gorgeous Telipogon species in Ecuador at good altitude and I realized then that I don't have the condition for it.
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May 22, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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There are at least 202 species in this epiphytic, cloud forest, cool growing genus found from Costa Rica to Peru with the highest concentration in the high Andes of Colombia. They prove to be one of the most difficult orchids to maintain for any length of time. They are delicate, dwarf epiphytes without psuedobulbs, made up of clustered or distant, speedily deciduous, leaves ,which, from the axils arise a slender, few flowered inflorescence. They need damp cloud-forest conditions with deep shade, cool temperatures and ample air circulation. The cloud forest areas not only are damp but a permanent fog blankets the ground and light is rarely high, as it is difficult to even see 10' on a 'clear day'. They are one of the wettest orchids that you can grow and as such need to be misted constantly and watered regularly.

Source: Jay Phal

http://www.orchidspecies.com/i...

There are a few that are slightly cool intermediate, but probably difficult to find.
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May 22, 2015 4:09 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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May 22, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Ursula, Melissa! I'll probably start getting more into orchids later this summer. There is so much to learn! I can't believe it, but both my Spathoglottis have buds on them! I haven't even had a chance to repot them. There is more work than you can imagine when you pick up your garden and move it to a different location!
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May 23, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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It's kind of depressing finding beautiful orchids like this that won't grow in Florida. Crying

Jim
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May 23, 2015 11:31 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Not even in NJ!! Thumbs down
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May 23, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Back in the 60's and 70's I lived in Ft. Lauderdale and used to go 'swamp trompin' in the Everglades taking pictures of the indigenous orchids I'd find in the hammocks .. can't find any of the negatives or pictures.
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