Orchids forum: Sobralia

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Name: Ted
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Ted5310
Jun 21, 2016 8:02 PM CST
Does anybody have experience with these? Saw some on the Cal-Orchid site and looked interesting. Doesn't seem to be a lot of info out there in bit and byte land
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 21, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Ted, I have a few that are doing well. One is blooming now, but I haven't gotten any pictures yet.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 21, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Just looked through my records , and two of mine did come from CalOrchids. My favorite one most likely came from SBOE, got it free from estate in La Mirada, so might as well be form CalOrchids. Too late tonight, but if I remember, I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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Ursula
Jun 23, 2016 3:15 PM CST

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I had for years the small Sobralia callosa. I think I got it from Andy, if I am not mistaken. It bloomed a few times for me. The only thing, I remember you had to take a picture right away, by afternoon the bloom was fading already. But the plant was easily manageable!
Other than that, we have seen many Sobralias at road sides in Ecuador, they were just gorgeous. Temps were intermediate.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jun 23, 2016 3:52 PM CST
Sobralia mirablis 'Pinky' first flower lasted 5 days in cooler weather, second flower lasted 1 day in triple digit temps. These are the second blooms on each growth 2 days for the one in back, third day for the one in forground at present low 80s
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The whole plant growing thru plumeria
About 4' tall

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Sobralia mirablis 'Madeira' flower from last year. First bud not yet open this year
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Hard to see whole plant behind alstromeria, about 2 1/2' tall in 24" pot

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