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Old 11-19-2013, 10:40 PM
jato_bauer@hotmail.com jato_bauer@hotmail.com is offline
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Unknown Orchid type keeps growing leaves and no flowers!
Wink Please help identifying unknown Orchid type. It keeps growing leaves and no flowers!

I inherited an orchid from a friend before she moved. The orchid has large, very thick, round/heart-shaped leaves. I have looked online for an orchid with leaves like this but haven't seen anything similar. I'm hoping someone can help me identify this orchid type.

She had the orchid for at least 2 years and I never saw it bloom. I have now had it since March 2013. It grew 4 new leaves in early spring, and it is growing several new ones right now (11/2013).

The leaves near the base clearly have some sun damage. From what I can tell the root system is fairly strong. But strong enough to grow flowers? I don't know.

It sits in a south facing window with a full day of direct or indirect light at all times. I live in Denver, so a very dry climate.

This is my only orchid, and truthfully I know nothing about them. Ultimately, I would like this orchid to bloom flowers. I'm considering cutting down the stems to beef up the root system and moving it to a different window where it would get full indirect light all day, with more temperature variation.

I would really appreciate your help! I've attached some pics of the leaves, root system, and new shoots/leaves.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:58 PM
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I am pretty sure you have no orchid but Hoya plant. Not sure which one, but check the images and compare your leaves, since you did not have any blooms yet. Than provide care for your Hoya to make it bloom! I have only one, Hoya kerrii, and I know that for winter it should be kept really don the dry side:-)
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Wow!

I think you are right! It looks exactly the same. Thank you so much for the help!
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:12 PM
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They have amazing blooms, as interesting as orchids, that's why it is actually my ONLY other plant than orchid I do own:-) Not sure if it will bloom for me, but I hope so, once it is bigger, it is from Florida seller, so should be acclimatized to Miami! Some need though cold nights for them to bloom, so compare at least the leaves and try to find the name for yours to provide proper care:-) You have nice size, I would say blooming plant. Mine says to provide also seaweed 4 times when it active grow, and fertilize as well.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:25 PM
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I do you get variegated Hoyas to bloom??

I used to have them all the time as a kid (the one with white coloring on the leaves) but never seen flowers.

I've seen some pictures of Hoya in bloom and it was nice, although I think the leaves are the main attraction for many.
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