Orchids forum: I need a little help here

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 30, 2016 2:00 PM CST
I need someone to identify this plant, even if it is just the genus. I only have the one and I think I might have gotten it in trade last year. I can find no label. I don't have any orchid plant with leaves like this. They max out around 4"x6". The pseudobulbs are squat and wrinkled. This plant has not bloomed.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Apr 30, 2016 3:42 PM CST
do you have a photo, Ken?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 30, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Whoops. *Blush*

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 30, 2016 5:07 PM CST

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How about a Stanhopea?
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 30, 2016 5:42 PM CST
My thought exactly.

Jim
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 30, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Thanks, that gets my foot in the door. Now to figure our where the plant came from.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 30, 2016 7:14 PM CST
You have to grow those in baskets as the spikes come out of the bottom.

Jim
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DaisyI
Apr 30, 2016 8:05 PM CST
It looks like my Stanhopea.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 30, 2016 8:28 PM CST
I don't guess any of you sent me this plant? Whistling

I will repot her tomorrow into a nice basket. That's for that bit of information, Jim.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 30, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Ken, didn't you trade some plants with Patty? She has a big Stanhopea, maybe she sent you a division? @SarasotaPatty
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 1, 2016 5:53 AM CST
Patty was the first one I contacted. She said that she did not send a Stanhopea.
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
May 1, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Definitely wasn't me, Ken! Sorry I can't help. Does look like a stan. for sure. The one that bloomed on my birthday last year didn't spike from the bottom...they hung over the side!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 1, 2016 10:27 AM CST
It does look like those stems sort of come out of the bottom though, Patty. It looks like you have a basket-in-a-basket arrangement. I can build the basket any way I want, I just would like to do it the best way for flower presentation, hoping that I will get flowers one day. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
May 1, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Ken, go to the tree mail for some better pics I just sent. I don't know what you mean by basket-in-basket...it's a single standard octagonal shaped (instead of square) wooden orchid basket. When I got the plant it was very overgrown in a plastic pot, I spend hours cutting the pot away from it, and put it in the wooden basket it is still in with regular orchid mix. It has since filled the basket and in the fall I plan on re-potting again...into a slightly larger, single, wooden basket with regular orchid mix.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 1, 2016 10:45 AM CST
I did see those "better" pics, Patty, and T-Mailed you.
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