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Old 11-16-2011, 11:23 AM
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I bought this wonderful orchid last Spring at a Denver Orchid Club meeting. It had fragrant blooms when I bought it. It gets a couple hours of morning sun, I spray it daily and its on a humidity tray. I don't have an orchid which can compare on root growth with this one, its incredible. How and when do they bloom? I ask because I got this when it was blooming in the Spring and its going to bloom again in a few weeks.....is it a spiratic bloomer?

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:19 PM
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I have read different things from different people about when this blooms. Btw - it's Neostylis (Neofinetia x Rhynchostylis) - Some say fall, some say spring, summer - might just be a free bloomer. Mine has rebounded well after I tried to kill it for a year and a half, and am hoping it might be big enough to bloom now . It had a tiny spike nubbin when I got it a few years ago, in winter. So I am also curious about when these might be expected to bloom.
I believe they like a good deal of light.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:24 PM
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Denvervet, since you're in Colorado I feel I could probably help you out. I live in Parker

As mentioned the plant is neostylis. I find mine, which is bluebird too, spikes roughly two to three times a year. I find that Colorado offers plenty of spike weather, with warm days and cold nights! Mine is currently blooming. It spiked when our weather finally turned cold, our heating system switched on, and the solarium was permitted to drop into the 60a every night. In the intense sun of the day, the room climbs into the 80s. That signaled a moment for it to spike.

Make your way over to the neofinetia forum and looked for my post on this exact plant. It shows you also what our weather does to color of the blooms. The same plant blooms blue and white in the fall, and almost all purple with very little white in the summer. The difference? I believe it's the chilly nights we get here...the temp swing is much greater outside in the summer than it is inside in the winter.

Btw, mine has a wonderful scent too!


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Old 11-16-2011, 02:34 PM
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That is good to know Pilot. I will watch for color. Do you spray yours? I have a tri-color which might be big enough to flower this year, its grown like crazy in the past year. I just can't believe the roots on the bluebird, incredible above medium and in the medium.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:57 PM
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That is good to know Pilot. I will watch for color. Do you spray yours? I have a tri-color which might be big enough to flower this year, its grown like crazy in the past year. I just can't believe the roots on the bluebird, incredible above medium and in the medium.
If by spray you mean do I mist my plant, no. I grow mine is a vase. And yes, neostylis roots are impressive! Mined lost a bunch of roots this fall because I messed up but it'll grow them back soon, once it finishes blooming.


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Old 11-17-2011, 10:10 AM
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Ok, thanks. I have mine in a bark mixture with charcoal, large pieces so air can get to the roots.
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When this plant gets larger with mulitiple fans don't be suprized if it is almost constantly in bloom.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:31 PM
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Ok, Ted, thanks. It grew like a weed this summer for sure, it also has incredible roots. I did not know it would get multiple fans, are these keikeis? I should leave them alone when they appear?
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:54 PM
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I did not know it would get multiple fans, are these keikeis? I should leave them alone when they appear?
Yes, they are keikis. As for weither or not to leave them alone when they appear, that is really up to the grower. Once they have roots of their own if you wish to separate them you can and have two or more plants. Or leave them on and let it get bushy.

Within a couple of weeks I will post a photo of my Neostylis Lou Sneary that I have been growing in semi-hydroponics. It has never been divided or repotted in the past 7 years.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:20 PM
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I vote for not separating Bigger IS better! hehe (just my opinion anyway)
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