Plant ID forum: Orchid (Epidendrum fulgens)

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Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Dec 17, 2011 1:08 AM CST
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Should I repot it to a bigger pot. I have two more plants starting from the roots.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 4:50 AM CST
Pegi, If you will notice on my comments about the plant in the database you can plant it right out directly into the ground in your zone.

Orchid (Epidendrum fulgens)

I will mention also that there is a yellow variety which does not get quite as leggy tall --- it stays more compact.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Pegi: Ann is correct with the identification. I thought it might be Epidendrum and it sure looks like E. fulgens. This isn't the greatest picture, it's a small yellow Epidendrum that I lost it to very cold temperatures before I even got the chance to plant it out.
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Congratulations on starting a new thread! Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 17, 2011 7:08 AM CST
They will also get 'Keiki's' or pups along the branches which, once they have some roots, you can snip off and plant out.
I find these are happiest in a very loose mix, as a matter of fact I start the babies in straight mulch.
There also is a fuchsia colored variety, and a very handsome deep red one that gets bigger. I believe the latter is a hybrid since it doesn't seem to produce offspring.
Here is a bunch of mine that are naturalized under the Plumeria tree.

Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 17, 2011 7:11 AM CST
Here is the Yellow variety. It is a bit better behaved as Ann said.

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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Lovely Hetty!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 17, 2011 9:06 AM CST
Pegi what a treasure of a plant you have. And it can be grown in the ground in your area.
Wow, look at all the colors. Sigh, wish I could grow something like that in the ground.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Hetty, you should put those photos in the DB.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2011 12:27 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Hetty, you should put those photos in the DB.

I agree I agree I agree

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 17, 2011 12:56 PM CST
ok....
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Dec 17, 2011 1:18 PM CST
Thank you all for the information on my pretty plant. To think it wasn't going to do anything I almost decided to get rid of it. Wouldn't that have be horrible thing to do. Glad I kept it. Must pass this info to my sister as she didn't know what it was either. Sure would love to get the other colors. Group hug Lovey dubby
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 2:59 PM CST
Pegi, you have one last thing to do. None of us can do it because we didn't start the thread. You have to mark it as closed.
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