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Old 02-13-2014, 05:33 PM
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:43 PM
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Definitely on my list for this spring. I understand it should do well outdoors year round in my carnivorous bog. I'm getting them from Hardy terrestrial orchids for perennial gardens
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:17 PM
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I'm tempted to get the 10 bulb specimen. It would be quite the sight when in bloom later in summer.

Thing is I don't have cold place for them to overwinter. one thing that keeps me from getting it.
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I'm tempted to get the 10 bulb specimen. It would be quite the sight when in bloom later in summer.

Thing is I don't have cold place for them to overwinter. one thing that keeps me from getting it.
No windows? An outdoor window box would work.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:29 PM
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I have window where I grow all my plants, but no outdoor haning box. It's all glass building. lol

I could probably keep them in the fridge for the winter, but I wonder if total darkness for months on end will be fine with them. hmmm
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I don't see why not. They're deciduous and during the winter anything above ground and getting light is dead.
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hmmm. I guess I can then try with a small one to see if it will work. lol
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I grow the radiata in a clay pot in a peat coir mix. After it is deciduous about once a week on a sunny day I drizzle water around the edge of the pot to keep the tuber from totally drying out. The temp is never below 60 degrees.

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Old 02-15-2014, 01:55 PM
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Hmmm that is interesting.
Maybe warm tolerant variant?

How long have you had the plant this way??
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:40 PM
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If the plant has a wide enough range it could be likely. I keep Spiranthes odorata which ranges from NJ to southern FL. One from the Glades couldn't need much cold during its dormancy! it might pay you to try to find a supplier located someplace warmer.......
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