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Old 06-28-2011, 07:24 AM
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Does anyone know how to grow this? It seems to be a Madagascan terrestrial succulent.

Also, where does it fit in, as an orchid.

This is my photo of someone else's plant, but I don't know much about the species. I am growing some juveniles still in cp's.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:32 AM
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We have Oeceoclades Maculata growing wild here in South Florida. It is also African, and looks similar. From what I have learned, they like a typical terrestrial mix. I let the soil dry out occasionally. And they bloom in the fall. I have to bring mine indoors while blooming or ants will quickly pollenate the blooms, and they will go to seed. Seem to be pretty hardy. Likes bright shade or some dappled sun. Here's a pic of one I scooped out of a walmart parking lot. There was a big colony of them growing beneath a hedge. So the damage you see is prior to me snagging it. All the new growth seems to hold up nicely in my growing conditions. Hope this helps!

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:29 AM
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Well that is gorgeous! I ve got seedlings just with their second leave, without name but not maculata...
Ask the owner of the plat! Obviously he/she is doing well - big bulbs, wonderful leaves and an old flower stalk. As far as I know, the terrestrial Oecoeclades grow in almost everything. The fine grade bark seems to fit the adult plant well.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:40 AM
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Gage & Fernando.
Thank you for your replies & information. One reason I requested information was to learn more about growing requirements.

The other reason was that I had about Oeceoclades maculata in Florida. Apparently, it has become a weed pest there, selfing quickly, spreading seed & growing everywhere in greenhouses & outdoors. I would not want to grow anything like that around here. Maculata sounds like it could run rampant everywhere.

From what I have read elsewhere, the spathulifera seems to be more of a succulent & hopefully slower growing. I would not want to propagate a major pest plant.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:52 AM
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Eulophia spathulifera is the same plant and an orchid. It has like 35 different names for the same plant.

The Oeceoclades Maculata "monk orchid" is invasive and likes recently leveled land or land thats been stressed,moves in and takes over. Very aggressive and from the looks of it not very pretty. Dont throw in in the trash BURN it!! before it escapes

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:49 AM
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Gage & Squirrel, Oeceoclades maculata is a species, so "maculata" should not be capitalized.

it's known for self-pollinating, so keeping it away from ants will not keep it from setting seed. just cut the seed pods off when you see them forming.

There are only 4 names for the other species, with Oeceoclades spathulifera being the currently accepted name. The name Eulophia spathulifera has not been in common use since it was re-classified as an Oeceoclades about 35 years ago. Let's not bring back archaic synonyms.
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heh thats what I get for copying
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Hi, sorry for responding so late to this thread but I just bought som.

When recently in Taiwan I bought Oeceoclades spathulifera in flask. I am about to deflask it into 6-9mm bark, with fine charcoal and perlite. What sort of mix should I have been putting them in?

It appears they are succulent terrestrials.
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Orchidwiz says: "Northwestern Madagascar in sandy forests and on coastal dunes at elevations of 30 to 900 meters in montane woodlands."

Somemedium with high drainage, probably.
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