Peristeria elata
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Peristeria elata
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 09-15-2019, 07:48 AM
allars allars is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
Peristeria elata
Default Peristeria elata

I have a Peristeria elata on the way. I am looking for growing suggestions, I live in SW Florida and this orchid will be living outside on a lanai.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Orchid Whisperer's Avatar
Orchid Whisperer Orchid Whisperer is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 7b
Posts: 3,044
Peristeria elata Male
Default

Best advice is to find a botanical garden or conservatory near you that grows that species successfully, and find out how they grow them. The plants need to become quite large before they can bloom. Not really a beginner's plant.

Are you in a frost-free part of Florida? If not, you need to plan on moving a quite large plant into shelter whenever cold weather threatens.
__________________
Man-made climate change is real. It's time to do something about it.

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2019, 09:17 PM
Bud's Avatar
Bud Bud is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Zone: 7b
Location: Manhattan, NY
Age: 35
Posts: 8,396
Default

Your environment have high humidity all year round....this orchid plant needs frosty winters in direct sun during its rest period and I think your area has two weeks of cold in winter which will be good for this orchid.
I have this orchid plant and I hope I can be of help:

Peristeria elata (Dove Orchid)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin liked this post
  #4  
Old 09-18-2019, 03:19 PM
allars allars is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
Peristeria elata
Default

I live in SW Florida. Sunny, humid, hot. Winter is normally very short. I have had success with several varieties and have been wanting to try this for a long time. I can provide just about any conditions, except freezing cold. I have plenty of space so large growth would be very cool. The information available is limited to generalities, so Bud your experiences would be wonderful to hear. Thanks to all
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2019, 12:48 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 40
Posts: 8,163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud View Post
Your environment have high humidity all year round....this orchid plant needs frosty winters in direct sun during its rest period and I think your area has two weeks of cold in winter which will be good for this orchid.
I have this orchid plant and I hope I can be of help:

Peristeria elata (Dove Orchid)
This plant definitely does not need frosty temperatures. In fact, your article says you don't give it temps below the 60's.
__________________
Pics on Flickr

Instagram

YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-19-2019, 03:44 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 3,888
Peristeria elata Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by isurus79 View Post
This plant definitely does not need frosty temperatures. In fact, your article says you don't give it temps below the 60's.
Thanks for that! I had always thought it was a warm grower (as well as a large plant) and so have avoided it because GH space is tight. Bud's comment had me wondering if I had missed something, since I'm always willing to push the envelope. So I'll continue to save my GH space (and money) - the Baker culture sheet in Orchidwiz lists extremes in habitat as min. 63 deg F (17 deg C), with high of 94 deg F (34 deg C) but certainly could handle a little higher, as a relatively low-light plant. Certainly a warm grower.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes isurus79 liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
elata, florida, living, orchid, peristeria


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peristeria elata - Black spots and yellowing leaves? cladius-artanis Pests & Diseases 8 06-21-2019 02:22 AM
Peristeria elata (Dove Orchid) Bud Maxillaria Alliance 42 05-31-2018 02:17 PM
When to transplant Peristeria elata? estación seca Maxillaria Alliance 1 04-03-2016 02:57 PM
Hello all, beginner Peristeria elata in trouble! noseque82 Pests & Diseases 8 06-28-2015 11:10 PM
Peristeria elata query Baz in Oz Miscellaneous & Other Genera 6 12-29-2011 02:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:30 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.