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Subrosa 10-10-2020 07:57 AM

Habenaria medusae
 
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A recent acquisition from Nolan Boyle at Tree City Orchids:

WaterWitchin 10-10-2020 09:43 AM

Looks like a lot of buds there!

DirtyCoconuts 10-10-2020 12:49 PM

Super excited for you. This is one I am always about to buy and I just worry Iíll kill it from too much heat.

Super cool and that spike looks like a party about to pop off!!

SaraJean 10-10-2020 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 938987)
Super excited for you. This is one I am always about to buy and I just worry Iíll kill it from too much heat.

Super cool and that spike looks like a party about to pop off!!

I wouldnít worry too much about the heat. Mine fly though the summer when the temps start soaring into the upper 90ís and 100ís (and stay there lol). As long as they are damp, theyíre happy and grow rapidly. Both of mine have doubled in height from the previous year and produced several tubers. Plus, itís not like they take up any space during dormancy or really need a cool down. Iíve just been storing the tubers in their pots in the kitchen.
Dooooo ittttttttt

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Originally Posted by Subrosa (Post 938973)
A recent acquisition from Nolan Boyle at Tree City Orchids:

***From Tindomul....Sorry I accidentally deleted what was here. I thought I had hit reply with quote, and forgot I was a moderator and hit edit by accident.

WaterWitchin 10-10-2020 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 938987)
Super excited for you. This is one I am always about to buy and I just worry Iíll kill it from too much heat.

Super cool and that spike looks like a party about to pop off!!

I thought you had this? Do you have something similar? Thought I saw a picture of it on one of your threads.

neophyte 10-10-2020 05:51 PM

I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but why exactly do so many terrestrials need to be dug up and stored as tubers over the winter, especially the ones that don't really need a cold period? Can't you just leave them in the pot and not water them?

DirtyCoconuts 10-10-2020 07:23 PM

Ww- this is habanaiera mine is a Bulbophyllum, both Medusae

They both look like the gorgon!!!

SaraJean 10-10-2020 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by neophyte (Post 939032)
I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but why exactly do so many terrestrials need to be dug up and stored as tubers over the winter, especially the ones that don't really need a cold period? Can't you just leave them in the pot and not water them?

They donít have to be dug up. What you mentioned is exactly what I do for the Habenarias that I grow (carnea, medusa, erichmichelii, and rhodocheila) . They stay in their pots though dormancy and I repot in the spring. I had a few extra tubers from my medusa and I kept 3 in pots, in their media, and 2 in a zip lock baggie. The ones in the zip lock kept getting so dehydrated and I was lightly misting them once a week, and put a wad of sphagnum in the bag, just to keep them from withering away. The ones in the pot, I sprinkled a little bit of water over the top of the media maybe once a month, possibly every two months if I remembered... It wasnít very often, thatís for sure. And I just kept them on top of my refrigerator away from the cats. When I went to repot in the spring, those tubers that I left on the pot were super plump and happy.

Roberta 10-10-2020 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by neophyte (Post 939032)
I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but why exactly do so many terrestrials need to be dug up and stored as tubers over the winter, especially the ones that don't really need a cold period? Can't you just leave them in the pot and not water them?

I don't dig mine up either... When they die back, I mostly ignore them, water very lightly every two weeks or so (so they aren't as super-dry as the Catasetinae) Then in the spring if I need to repot or divide I can do it, otherwise, somewhere around March I just start watering a bit more (so it stays damp) until green appears, and then increase the water some more.

neophyte 10-10-2020 08:42 PM

Thanks for the help! :)


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