Den anceps

Sheila(8b SW Texas)March 3, 2011

Anyone know if this plant is going to resent being repotted? I acquired it last Fall. It's planted in spag, 4" pot; Well rooted, not yet potbound. The lazy grower in me wants to just leave it be until it's bursting at the seams like I do hybrid dens. Any thoughts? TIA

Sheila :)

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I would leave it alone. Mine is growing the green stuff but not bursting the pot (basket) so I'm leaving it alone.


    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 10:48PM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Thx Nick, that's what I was wanting to hear! This is such a pretty plant, hasn't bloomed for me yet. I've been growing it with the phals, maybe it needs more light.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2011 at 7:28AM
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cjwatson(Z8 FL)

I agree with Nick, Sheila. My D. anceps was a gift from an orchid friend over three years ago. It has bloomed each March for me since, and is in bloom right now. The plant has a tendency to bloom from the front side OR from the back side, making it easy to miss the flowers.

I've had it in the same 2" clay pot w/ sphag and have no intention of repotting it in the near future since it seems so happy -- it's grown three times the size as when I got it. It gets more light than my Phals, but no direct sun.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2011 at 8:20AM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Thx CJ. I'm doing a semi-annual ES watering today and I'll move the plant to higher light. I've enjoyed the pretty plant these past months, but would love to see it bloom. Saw some on-line pics/reports that said nicely fragrant.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 11:32AM
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