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Epidendrum Red hybrid - Reed Orchid


Epidendrum Red hybrid -  Reed Orchid (Epidendrum Red hybrid -  Reed Orchid)

This red orchid was given to me yesterday by my neighbor who has a very large amount of these orchids in every color imaginable. I will take photos soon. They are used as shrubby type hedges.



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It's a very nice little flower - would make a colourful hedge.

21 May, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Yes, it grows pretty tall more than 8 feet/ 2.5 meters tall and has many flowers in red, yellow, pink, purple, white, and orange.

21 May, 2009

 

Thats pretty.............

21 May, 2009

 

Milky:

Thank you! Keep an eye out for the photos I will be taking soon of my neighbor's Orchid hedges.

21 May, 2009

 

These are lovely Delonix, I had them in red, orange and maroon, but all seem to have died... :-(

22 May, 2009

 

Panther:

Wow! Sorry to hear about your orchids! I would think they would thrive there in Fiji.

They probably need to grow as an epiphyte in Fiji...that's how they grow in nature...on large trees.

22 May, 2009

 

Yes Delonix I had them growing as epiphytes on dead tree fern stumps which is common here. I believe I made a mistake in placing them in a spot that had direct sunlight and no shade for too long.

22 May, 2009

 

Oh yes, they prefer morning sun and afternoon shade or semi-shade. I've seen these orchids being grown in the full sun here and they usually burn up.

22 May, 2009

 

Delonix,
May I ask, are these ones growing in a pot mix... how often do you feed them?

23 May, 2009

 

Panther:

Yes, this orhid is growing in a pot. However, my neighbor who gave this plant to me 2 days ago has hundreds in the ground in many colors. She said she just waters them rarely and ocassionally mist them with the hose.

Most orchids take most of thier water from the air...and I assume some of their nutrients from decaying matter. I perosnally would fertilize with orchid food...which is a high bloom formula.

23 May, 2009

 

Great...thanks Delonix:-)

23 May, 2009

 

Panther:

You're welcome! Anytime. : > )

23 May, 2009

 

That was nice of your neighbour Andy they are so pretty.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, it was very generous of them...I do give lots of plants away also.

This is what this orchid looked like when my neighbor first gave it to me...I counted more than 100 stems when I transplanted them last year.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Well you must be doing some thing good for it to multyply like that.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Not really...that's how they grow naturally.

5 Feb, 2011

 

So do they need splitting at all or do they like being pot bound.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

They seem to like being pot-bound...although, they do quite well in the ground too.

6 Feb, 2011

 

So not a fussy plant then

6 Feb, 2011

 

No

7 Feb, 2011

 

:o))

7 Feb, 2011



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