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Old 06-11-2021, 06:40 AM
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Mostly as the title says, is there anyway to get Coelogyne Cristata growing with bulbs closer together?

I see some pictures of very well behaved cristata nicely clumped in pots but mine seems to want to grow up a treliss and the bulbs are seperated by 4-6 inches of somewhat ridged stem (not sure its called a stem mind) so i cant just.... wrap it round its self

it seems very happy and im letting it spread out but ill very quickly run out of room unless i somehow grow it up the wall. I've only had it a few months so far.
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I have a similar situation as my Bulbo. lilacinum is traveling laterally from its 5inch basket. Lots of new growth and seems happy but I'm needing to keep it in check and really don't want to divide. Think I answered my own question.
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Mostly as the title says, is there anyway to get Coelogyne Cristata growing with bulbs closer together?

I see some pictures of very well behaved cristata nicely clumped in pots but mine seems to want to grow up a treliss and the bulbs are seperated by 4-6 inches of somewhat ridged stem (not sure its called a stem mind) so i cant just.... wrap it round its self

it seems very happy and im letting it spread out but ill very quickly run out of room unless i somehow grow it up the wall. I've only had it a few months so far.
Specific cultivars of Coel. cristata may be more compact (the result of line breeding for that characteristic). In general, the species likes to ramble. I have seen some enormous specimen plants - wonderful to look at, covered with flowers, but not something to share one's living space with. So the secret, I think, is to try to obtain one of the compact cultivars. Unfortunately, I don't know about names to look for.
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