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Re: OT: Epidendrum

From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>

Hi Bill

The orchid arrived in great shape. Thank you. Can you tell me about its
culture or more about its specific type?

Rod_Venger wrote:

> That's properly called a Keikei, hawaiian for baby. I hope it has 
> roots. Any idea which Epi you have? Anyhow, best bet is to probably 
> tie it to a piece of bark or whatever and grow it as a mount. It'll 
> need high humidity and misting perhaps one or more times per day. 
> Without knowing which Epi you have, I can only give you general 
> guidelines. Bright indirect light, temps 60/night 85/day, good air 
> circulation around the plant. If this plant more or less looks like a 
> stick with leaves, it'll probably tolerate more light once it gets 
> older. It would be called a "Reed-Stem" Epi. More info would be 
> helpful.

Did you get my email about the student in South Carolina? Any thoughts?


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