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Nice show of flowers. My cochleata is spiking and blooming again too. It kept me entertained with blooms all summer and now it's doing it again. It's labeled "Prosthechea cochleata" and the blooms have a fragrance similar to baby powder.
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Thank You Ron ! Thank you Junebug! You're right Ron, this has the chartreuse coloring which is quite different from the green hornet bee coloring...yes Junebug this is a prolific plant that just loves to bloom and produce pbulbs.
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as Promissed Here's my Green Hornet mounted to my Oak tree. sorry for the poor shot I didn't feel like getting the ladder out. I also took a shot of my noid Oncidium and my Schomburgkia tibicinis that's also mounted on the same tree. I'll try to get better shots another time.
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flhiker! thats just amazing ! its growing on the tree like in nature...do you fertilize it? water it?
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Well I'm lucky enough to live where the species of this plant grows naturally. So they do well on trees down here. Yes I do water and fertilize. But only when it doesn't look like it's going to rain. I think they appreciate fertilizer as well. I was given this plant and another one from a friend that is no longer with us. So it has a special place in my heart. The other I gave to my best freind and he mounted that one on a cypress knee. Both are doing better then when I received them.
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Sorry about your friend, Dave...small wonder your plant is thriving well on that tree...its to remember those who have gone ahead of us...you cant smell the fragrance from up there....you have to go near it or there must be a breeze to give you a whiff of its fragrance.
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Default Encyclia Green Hornet 'ISO'(rebloom 07/11/2013)

I don't know what the 'ISO' is about but its in the tag....I don't know why I omitted it before.
This fragrant and hardy flower is also commonly called the Prosthechea Green Hornet. The Green Hornet orchid is a result of crossing a Lancifolium orchid with Epidendrum (Encylea) cochleatum or Prosthechea cochleata (causing the name confusion). These plants are sometimes cultivated as house plants where many people donít think of it as an orchid. What name you choose to call it, you can be sure that with the proper care, your Green Hornet will thrive and grace your home with its beauty and fragrance.
I donít know why this plant didnít bloom for me for two years; that is why I am thanking Ronald Hanko for posting a thread on information about Rayís k-lite fertilizer that gave my plants added boost and some are flowering for me this summer. Amazing New Fertilizer
I give this orchid bright, but indirect, sunlight on my south-facing window in winter; near an electric humidifier with built in oscillating fan and I put it outdoors on the fire escape in the summer.
I wait until the mix is dry then I water it liberally under the sink.







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Looking good Bud! My Prosthecea radiata is in bloom now too. Guess I should photograph it!
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Looking good Bud! My Prosthecea radiata is in bloom now too. Guess I should photograph it!
Thanks for the visit, silken!
I would like to see pics of your blooms....

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Looks really good!

Very similar in looks to Prosthecia cochleata, at least to my eye.
Thank You, RosieC!!!!

right, it does look similar in color and form....it even produced buds on the old spikes just like the parent ....the only difference are the spots on the petals
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