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Re: Fw: Native orchids

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Native orchids
  • From: "SallyAnn" safart@aug.com
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 10:58:11 -0500
  • References: <005101c2b133$f48fabe0$62481bd1@sandy> <001501c2b135$e26a3730$6501a8c0@bmariana>

Thank you so much, Mariana! I am unclear about the temps--on the high
end...should I bring it inside (--it would be totally in shade
outside.)..during days when it's over 86???
----- Original Message -----
From: grdengrl <grdengrl@optonline.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Native orchids

> Enc = Encyclia, a genus of about 150 species, mainly evergreen, epiphytic
> orchids found in the US and from Mexico and the West Indies south to
> tropical N. South America, ocurring in forest from sea level to 10,000ft.
> They are pseudobulbous, sometimes rounded or elongated, and usually 2
> narrowly oblong to strap-shaped or linear to elliptic, fleshy or leathery
> leaves.  Fragrant flowers though not always, produced from the apexes of
> pseudobulbs, for the most part in the late spring or summer.  It is a
> cool-growing orchid.  Should be grown in epiphytic orchid potting mix in
> slatted basket, in bright filtered light or full light with shade from hot
> sun.  Water freely in active growth, you can apply fertilizer at every
> watering.  Keep dry in the winter.
> Encyclia cochleata, an evergreen orchid with flattened pear-shaped to
> ellipsoid pseudobulbs and elliptic to lance-shaped leaves, 8-14in long.
> Ribbon like flowers, 4in long, with twisted, pale green sepals and petals,
> dark purple lips flushed yellowish green, and white bases with deep purple
> veins, are produced in racemes to 20in long intermittently throughtout the
> year.   Native to Florida, Mexica, Colombia, Venezuela.  52-54F/11-12C,
> 86F/30C.
> Happy New Year.
> Mariana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "SallyAnn" <safart@aug.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:20 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Fw: Native orchids
> > > At 02:56 PM 12/31/02 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >Jim...SW FL is really lucky to have you expanding the homebase of
> > > >Orchids!..I received as a present a native..??  on the tag Enc or Ewc
> > > >Cochelata...do you know this plant?? &if so what are the 3 sided oval
> > green
> > > >things on the stem below the blooms?? I am thrilled to have it &
> > I'm
> > > >in the NORTH part of FL am keeping it inside until spring as we have
> many
> > > >days below 50...Any feed back would be so welcome...or a link to get
> some
> > > >GREAT BIG HAPPY 2003
> > > >SAinSA
> > >
> > > jsinger@igc.org
> >
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