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Old 09-23-2020, 12:10 PM
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Hahaha just say, PC. Lol
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that is option 3 sort of-

the answer is that i don't like to let go of my plants, I am a bit of a hoarder in that regard.

I only mount things to permanent objects if i have another division i can keep. I love to put down roots (literally and figuratively) but i also have some fear of losing all my plants (probably a hurricane thing, lame) and so i want to be able to move them and such.

I am getting better about it like i now have vandas mounted on the lath house that will stay there forever....i have thought about removing some of their keikis down the line (shhhh)

so, what i might do is divide this one and put the bigger part into the trees to take off. I have not put any orchids in my mulberry tree yet so this might be the first
Got it... you want an inside evac plan for it. But I just re-looked at the pictures, and it seems like thereís a lot of log there that doesnít have orchid on it. So how is it outgrowing the mount?
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it has not but there are only so many places one can hang a 5ft mount that puts out 8-15' inflorescences and gets MORE light than the current spot...that is...unless i build a Schom arbor
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Thank you for your reply to my message. I must apologise for the error in my judgement as to identification.
All is not lost though as from your photo of the bloom and details of the inflorence I have identified the plant.
It is Myrmecophila tibicinis, formerly: Schomburgkia tibicinis.
I hope this will offset my earlier misinformation.

One day you may take some time to have a look at some of my postings made about ten years ago if you want to see some quality Cattleyas. I haven't grown orchids after moving into a town house eight years ago and at the end of this year I am retiring from many years as a judge.
Thanks for taking the time to read my views and thoughts.
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formerly: Schomburgkia tibicinis.
That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw those bulbs. Schomburgkia. I get lost with the new school stuff heheh.
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I really appreciate the input Cattmad, and everyone else.

I am going to move her to more light once I can get the structure I want built. I have a post I use to hold up my sun shades and I am going to make an arbor of sorts to move all my Schomburgkias to

---------- Post added at 08:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:04 AM ----------

i also forgot to add that, WOW, are there some similarities.

I have two (or three) speciosum and speciosum hybrids and i went to look at them and they are strickingly similar but about 1/4 the size (mine at least)

Maggie, Medusa and me by J Solo, on Flickr



Maggie, Medusa and me by J Solo, on Flickr


it also suggests, that i am not giving THESE plants enough light in my lath house under the bulbos.

so double thank you on that one!
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I was just looking at my Cymbs, and moved them to a different spot in yard. Same thing... a tree has gotten larger and they weren't getting as much sun as they should be. Hopefully I can play catch up in the next month plus. Not sure why it took me all summer to figure it out...
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Myrmecophila and Den speciosum really do look a lot alike when not in bloom. One giveaway... the Myrmecophila blooms only from the apex, once only. Den speciosum can bloom from the apex, but also from lower leaf axils - and do it from the same location in multiple years, leaving behind the "stubs" of the old spikes. Size has a lot to do with culture... my Myr. tibicinis is not nearly as robust as my Den. speciosums - climate where I live is pretty optimal for Den speciosum, just OK for Myr tibicinis and rather cool for most other species of Myrmecophila. Where DC lives, I think just the opposite - warmer than ideal for Den speciosum, but perfect for Myrmecophila.
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I was just looking at my Cymbs, and moved them to a different spot in yard. Same thing... a tree has gotten larger and they weren't getting as much sun as they should be. Hopefully I can play catch up in the next month plus. Not sure why it took me all summer to figure it out...
this is because we have adapted to learning and watching things on plant time....it keeps us from doing ten repots in 12 days and over meddling but it also seems to hide the obvious from right in front of us until a season goes by and we notice some minor change in our flora friends

im just glad it is not me.


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