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Yes,an outdoor Orchid.

stan510

By Stan510


Yes,an outdoor Orchid. (Cattleya.)

Best kept under shelter from rains...but that's all it takes to grow these. About three years old now..so I guess I can call it safe.



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Is this a cattleya orchid? Very striking.

24 Dec, 2019

 

Technically it's Rhyncattleanthe. I try at all cost to avoid spelling that.
I THINK,it's "Irene"..but lost the label and Irene is closest in looks I've found. Sold at a local flea market,3 years ago. One of the best bargains i've found. Next spring, might look for others.
These hybrids have a cool tolerance and its grown quite a bit after my learning what it needs kicked in.

24 Dec, 2019

 

that is so pretty Stan.

28 Dec, 2019

 

Thank you Seagirl. Until its first bloom,I thought for sure it was a summer bloomer.

28 Dec, 2019

 

You should be able to grow lots outdoors, in shade. Although there is one house in downtown Altares (the village I live in) that has a tree completely surrounded by orchids. I am getting Hibiscus, and the bromeliads are starting to flower.

31 Dec, 2019

 

The problem is I don't have any kind of automated watering. Its me and a garden hose. So keeping many up in a tree with no misters or drip is much harder.
This summer,I want to start on it though. I'm not getting younger and one week in a hospital would kill so many plants I have. Or, on a weeks trip to HAWAII!..lol

1 Jan, 2020



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