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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:17 AM
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Default Renanthera monachica

Bought this one also at the show in Valencia (8 plants in total). I must admit that I'm a bit an impulsive buyer. First I buy what I like and then start wondering if I can give it what she needs.
For now I've got her in a little plastic basket without any medium. I'm planning on hanging her outside from a tree in my garden. Any culture tips are more than welcome.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:21 PM
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Bright and beautiful flowers.
These are endemic to the Philippines which is an equatorial zone....
They grow clinging on trees so you must give it a bit of media to cover the roots.
I have this exact orchid(look at my past thread) and I put a bed of coconut fiber at the bottom of the wooden basket as I anchored the roots to make the plant stable as I sprinkled around it large media mix composed of lava rock, bark, charcoal, hydroton and sponge rock.
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