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Old 03-24-2012, 11:39 AM
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Hi everybody,

I bought a large Neomoorea irrorata last year. I would have expected that by now, the plant would have set flower buds. It is getting two new shoots, but no flower buds.

Not much information around on cultivation. I grow it in intermediate-warm conditions and dappled sunlight for a few hours a day, although it doesn't get any direct sun in winter. Moist in summer and drier and cooler in winter. It grows well, but alas no flowers yet.

I was wondering whether anybody has any tips. All I could find is that it is difficult to bloom and that it likes less light and moisture in winter. Temperature wise the advise is cool to warm, which is also not very useful. Also found "the plant grows warm with medium light, regular water and fertilizer in the summer and a brief, cooler, dry and shady period in the winter", which is what I do.

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Hello Lars,
I just got a Neomoorea wallisii yesterday (I think this may be a pseudonym for irrorata) Anyway, It is a large plant with 5-6 leaves and at least 7-8 large pbulbs. I am growing on a windowsill and I dont want to kill it, but as you said, information on culture is hard to come by. What medium are you using? Mine is a paph type mix of medium fir bark, charcoal and perlite. I read that they do not like to be disturbed, so I am reluctant to repot at least until it gets acclimated to its new home. Also, I read that they like to be relatively dry in the winter. Mine was in a greenhouse and the media appears fairly wet so I am going to let mine dry out a bit before I water. I also read that when actively growing they like a decent amount of fertilizer, but I think that is during the summer. Since information on this species is rare, perhaps we can just let each other know what works and what doesnt. If your interested, ill send you the links to any good bits of info I come across. Ill post some pictures when I get home this evening.
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Thanks for the links Bud! Heres my plant. Im guessing its well over 5 years old.
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Hi AGibson001,

I didn't notice your reply earlier.

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What medium are you using?
When I got the plant, it was grown in coarse sand. I repotted into a mixture of mainly hydroleca, perlite, and a little bit of CHC. I will likely need to repot (and divide in spring) - I will then see how well the substrate worked. However, you you can see from the pictures that the plant grew loads of air roots, which is a good sign.

I just checked whether I can see spikes forming for next spring, but nothing yet. Although I can see tiny buds for next year's growth already.

Also, some pics of my plant are attached.
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The first and third links no longer work, but the pages can be found on the Internet Archive. This works with many now-gone pages, so long as the owners did not write the page to prevent Web crawling robots from indexing them.

Copy the link URL to clipboard. Go to archive.org and input the URL in the entry box near the top. Hit Enter. You will notice archive.org scanned the Canadian Orchid Congress page four times, including once in 2012, when Bud wrote his message. Click on 2012. Click on the circle in March, and you will find the page.

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Thank you for the very informative links. I'm trying to find out what kind of zygo hybrid I have not this one😭.....B
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