Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS HCC/AOS

Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS HCC/AOS - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji. Conditions vary considerably.

Coelogyne mooreana grows in Vietnam in high mountain cloud forests. It is fragrant and blooms in spring and early summer on immature growth.

This is my "grows like a weed" plant. Every year I take a couple of backbulbs off, move the new growth to the center, and pack in a bunch of fresh sphagnum. By the time a year has passed, the pot is full again.

This year I was able to remove a lead that had started forming two years ago. Instead of sprouting backbulbs, this year I have a small division.

It has a great roots and two new growths. Although it is a little late, it is possible that it could bloom this year. It is very healthy.

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I have plants for sale on eBay.

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