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Rhyncholaelia glauca 1918

Rhyncholaelia glauca occurring from Mexico to Belize, Guatemala and southeastern Honduras. It grows epiphytic on trees or directly on land in open mountainous forests at an altitude of 900 to 1500 meters above sea level...Rhyncholaelia glauca also called as Glaucous Beaked Laelia, Bletia glauca, Brassavola glauca, Laelia glauca, is a species of the genus Rhyncholaelia. This species was described by Rudolf Schlechter in 1918.22 Best Rhyncholaelia images | Orchids, Cattleya, Plants

IDENTIFY RHYNCHOLAELIA GLAUCA

Rhyncholaelia glauca occurring from Mexico to Belize, Guatemala and southeastern Honduras. It grows epiphytic on trees or directly on land in open mountainous forests at an altitude of 900 to 1500 meters above sea level.It is a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, oblong-fusiform, slightly compressed, 5 cm ling and 1.5 cm wide pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, glaucous, obtuse apically, 10 cm long and 3.5-4 cm wide leaf.
Glaucous Beaked Laelia blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 cm long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly forming pseudobulb with a fragrant long lasting flower subtended by a large tubular sheath. The flowers are waxy, the color of a green apple with a lighter, whitish lip, about 10 cm in diameter. Sepals lengthened-lanceolate, measuring 6 cm in length and about 1.5 cm in width. Petals in shape similar, only less pointed. The lip is threefold, large enough, curled in the shape of a kulich, resembles the heart in shape, slightly wavy along the rim, 5 cm in length and 3.5-4 cm in width, inside has a purple spot. The column is 1 cm in length.

RHYNCHOLAELIA GLAUCA CARE AND CULTURE


Temperature:

This type of orchid refers to a moderate thermal requirements, and throughout the year the plants contain the following conditions: day temperature is not higher than 24 ° C; night at 12-15 ° C. At higher daily temperatures, the orchid grows well, however, it rarely blooms. The awakening of the flower is strongly influenced by the colder nighttime content of the plant, in view of which it is desirable that the night temperature is always at least 4 ° C lower than the daytime, ideally (regardless of the daytime) always 12-13 ° C .

Humidity:

In natural habitats, the relative humidity of the air seldom falls below 60-65%. However, it should not be forgotten that in nature, an orchid grows with a bare root system, braiding branches of trees without penetrating into their bark; therefore, due to the high content of steam in the marine tropical air, the main absorption of moisture takes place (containing roots in tone) in periods when there is no rain. When growing orchids in substrates, their root system almost all the time is in a moistened state, so the need also in the high humidity of air around the plants is significantly reduced, and in many cases even goes to the detriment, causing decay not only of the roots (which do not have time to dry out) but also the bases of pseudobulbs. It is necessary to regularly ventilate the room where the plants are kept, since wet, stale air is an ideal medium for the mass reproduction of various fungal and bacterial diseases.
Cultural information should only be used as a guide, and should be to be adapted to suit you. Your physical location; where you grow your plants, how much time you have to devote to their care, and many other factors, will need to be taken into account. Only then can you decide on the cultural methods that best suit you and your plants.

Light:

Rhyncholaelia glauca loves bright sunlight and is able to tolerate direct sunlight (up to 85000 lux), acquiring a reddish shade of leaves and pseudobulbs. The ideal location is the windows of the south, south-west, south-east and west orientation. On any other windows, regular flowering of the plant without using (in addition to natural illumination) artificial light lamps is extremely problematic, since the intensity of sunlight is not sufficient here. The total duration of a day's light should be at least 10 hours, ideally 16-18 hours.

Substrate, growing media and repotting:

Rhyncholaelia glauca can be grow in pots and hanging lattice baskets, and placed on blocks. The substrate must be both breathable and water-resistant at the same time, so the mixture of the bark of coniferous trees with charcoal, humus and sphagnum moss (up to 80%) is best in its quality. When growing orchids on blocks to prevent rapid drying of the root system of the plant, it is recommended to make a small interlayer of moss between it and the block. Above the roots, you can also put live or dry sphagnum.

Watering:

Watering this kind of orchids directly depends on the overall temperature of the content and intensity of illumination, the higher they are, the more often and abundant it is necessary to water. The plants growing on blocks, it is desirable to water daily in the morning, so that by evening their roots could dry out relatively well. When watering orchids in pots, it is necessary to remember that excess water during watering should flow freely out of the pot, as the stagnation of water both inside the pot and in its pallet can very quickly lead to rotting of the roots and the lower part of the plant. The substrate between waterings should dry well.

Fertilizer:

During the new growth period, this type of orchid is fertilized every 2 weeks with 1/2 of the fertilizer concentration indicated on the package. The roots of this orchid are quite sensitive to various kinds of potassium, phosphoric and the like. Salts contained in the fertilizer, and can very quickly deteriorate. The most sensitive place of the root is its tip, when exposed to too concentrated fertilizer they blacken and dry out. In addition to the usual root top dressing, it is also recommended to produce a foliar dressing, when a very much diluted fertilizer is sprayed on the outer part of the plant. It is best to feed the orchid, alternating both these methods. The best fertilizer is fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in equal parts, for example, NPK = 3-3-3 or 8-8-8. If you do not have such a fertilizer, then at the beginning of the growing season (the emergence of new shoots), feed the orchid with a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content, and when the sprout reaches 1/2 of its normal growth - fertilizer with a higher content of phosphorus.

Rest period:

According to natural features in the native land of Rhyncholaelia glauca in winter, this plants should undergo a short period of rest, caused by cooling and a general decrease in the intensity of illumination. In winter, the metabolism inside the orchids slows down, and the absorption of moisture by the roots almost stops, so you need to water the rest of the plants in a purely symbolic way, ideally 10-14 days a little spraying the surface of the substrate. During a period of rest, the plant should be kept as cool as possible, however, not exceeding a minimum of 10-12 ° C. With increasing light intensity, the rest period ends: the total temperature of the content rises, and the watering of the orchid resumes in the usual volume.
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Cymbidium ensifolium

If longevity is a criterion for value, surely Cymbidium ensifolium must be the most valued of all orchids. Known to civilized culture since before the time of Confucius (500 BC), and described by Linnaeus in 1753 in his seminal Species Plantarum, this oriental cymbidium has attracted attention as much for its elegant aspect as for its delicately perfumed blossoms. Indeed, lan -- which is the Chinese word for "orchid" and synonymous with Cym. ensifolium -- was used to denote "good, elegant, fine, refined" as an adjective to connote "orchid-like" in some particular feature of the described object. Today, oriental orchid growers, both Chinese and Japanese, focus on highly treasured Cym. ensifolium varieties in their collections, while Western growers are finding an increasing number of reasons to include this species and its hybrids in their collections as well.
Included in the subgenus Jensoa with Cym. sinense, Cym. faberi, Cym. goeringii and other similar oriental cymbidiums, Cym. ensifolium is one of the most widespread and variable of the genus. Cymbidium ensifolium is found throughout Indochina, China, Japan, Borneo, New Guinea and the Philippines at elevations ranging from 985 to 5,905 feet, although it is probably not native to Japan, having been originally introduced through cultivation. This widespread and broadly defined species has many distinct recognized subtypes that are probably the result of long-term cultivation and selection. While some experts believe that Cym. ensifolium comprises several closely related species, most now agree that it is a single valid species throughout its range. Growers have long been attracted to the many distinct foliar types as well as the range of flower colors and shapes, resulting in part from the wide-ranging nature of the species. We can also credit the tolerance of the plants for a variety of conditions to its wide habitat range. This is not a cymbidium that requires traditional cymbidium culture (though it will do tolerably well side other traditional cymbidiums), but will flourish just about wherever other high-light orchids are grown. It is not a windowsill orchid nor will it do particularly well under lights. However, it, and in many cases its hybrids, will do well out of doors in tropical areas, or on the bench in a typical intermediate greenhouse. It is when growers must commit limited greenhouse space that its dominance for compact stature is most appreciated, since a mature plant does quite well in a 6-inch pot.

Found in Japan, China, Vietnam , Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong to Sumatra and Java in evergreen broadleafed plateau forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses or on mossy limestone rocks as a lithophyte at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial species with small pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying 3 to 4, strap-shaped, thin, acute, sometimes variegated leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose scape that has a few to many [3 to 9], long-lasting, fragrantnarcissus scented flowers.
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cahuzacara jairak starburst

Short Description: Cattleya Cahuzacara Jairak Stardust is a hybrid cattleya from the house of Jairak orchids. Superb orange flowers with lot of dark dots on the lip. Flowers look very attractive because of the dark colors.
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c. walkeriana. coerulea

The Species: This Brazilian species is known for its compact size and wonderful fragrance. The inflorescence of 1 to 3 flowers emerges from a new growth that never fully developes after blooming.

Culture: I grow it in moderate to moderately bright light in cool and intermediate temperatures. I grow it mounted, but many people do well with it in pots. The roots should dry quickly and avoid stale media.

Habitat: Brazil. Cattleya walkeriana is found in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Goias, Sao Paulo and Matto Grosso. Grows on trees or moist rocks near streams up to 2000 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Compact. The short, jointed pseudobulbs of Cattleya walkeriana are topped with one elliptical, leathery leaf. The flower does not form in a sheath at the top of the pseudobulb as in other Cattleyas but rather develops from a short stem from the base of the last pseudobulb.

Flower Size: 4 1/2 inches (9-12 cm)

Flower Description: Fragrant. The flowers of Cattleya walkeriana are very flat, waxy, heavily textured and rose purple in color. Lip coloration is the same or slightly darker than the petal color. The flowers form at the base of the pseudobulb and bear one to three flowers.

Bloom Season: Late Winter, Spring, Summer

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: This species grows best well with bright light and good air circulation and can grow well in a pot or mounted on tree fern. Let the plant rest after flowering. Keep on the dry side as they tend to rot with too much water. There are additional color forms of this species available including an award-winning white clone Cattleya walkeriana alba 'Pendentive' AM/AOS. Cattleya walkeriana has been used as a parent by several breeders to produce compact "minicatts". Some hobbyists report that some plants can be shy bloomers. If this is the case for you, adjust the growing conditions until you find the spot where the plant is happy.

Synonyms: Cattleya bulbosa; Cattleya gardneriana; Cattleya princeps; Cattleya schroederiana; Cattleya walkeriana var. bulbosa; Cattleya walkeriana var. princeps; Epidendrum walkerianum


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Bc. Yellow Bird (Brassavola x Cattleya hybrid)

The Yellow Bird was created by crossing Brassavola nodosa × Cattleya Richard Mueller (Brassolaelia Richard Mueller (Bl. Richard Mueller); Brassophronitis Richard Mueller (Bnts. Richard Mueller)) which is a mouthful but the results were stunning.
This orchid grows well in a pot, in a basket or mounted as it's a strong grower and adapts well to different conditions easily.
When grown in pots its bet to grow it in a mixture of coarse bark (large and medium chunks) and making sure it doesn't dry out completely. The orchid likes good light, but not burning and it's fine to fertilize it weekly when in active growth period, in the winter restrict it to only once a month but remember to flush with clear water every so often to wash out the build up of salts.
Flowers open in creamy tones and turn clear yellow after about a week. The long, pronounced lip is yellow with bright red spots. Multiple blossoms appear on the spike, and there’s a slight nighttime fragrance. This vigorous grower develops many spikes and blossoms as it matures, since it often flowers in both winter and summer.

High light is one of the keys to creating flower buds to form.
• Grow in some direct sunlight.
• Maintain root health. Adhere to proper watering.
• Allowing the potting media to dry down between waterings
 and then thoroughly saturate.
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Вчера в результате непродолжительного но яростного мозгового штурма мы большинством голосов (2 из 2) наименовали наше новое сокровише Гермесом. (Очень уж я люблю шелковые платочки, хи-хи)