Coelogyne usitana

orchidnickJuly 12, 2014

Very limited distribution, found only on Mindanao Island in the Philippines. I'm growing it warm. First bloom, one open, another bud in waiting.

I really like Coelogynes, they very seldom disappoint.

Nick

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orchidnick

Side view.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:08PM
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tucker_sp(Z4 MN)

This species is the only Coelogyne I've ever been able to kill, and in a remarkably short time. It's so beautiful that I'm tempted to try it again, but I don't know. Who knows?

Tucker

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:32PM
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orchidnick

You are doing better than me if this is the only Coelogyne you've ever been able to kill. I've killed more than one.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:56PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

I have a hybrid with this beautiful orchid as one parent. As to growing Coel. Bird in Flight it is all one big guess.
The "cool" growing Coelogynes are beginner's orchids here. The ones that might need a bit of warmth are the problem.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:16PM
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orchidnick

For us in SOCAL they are all a problem unless a greenhouse is available. It is too hot for the cool growers in the summer and fall and it is way to cold for the warm growers in the winter. I have never been able to grow a Coelogyne outside all year long but they do well in the appropriate greenhouse.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 11:56PM
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