Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Coelogyne miniata

Coelogyne miniata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne miniata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI am a bit of a sucker for Coelogyne and this plant called out to me from the member sale table. It was small, reasonably priced, big enough to divide and in bud.

Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji. Conditions vary considerably. Coelogyne miniata grows in Java, Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in mountain forests above 3000 feet. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in winter. There is also a rust colored form.

It is going to rest in the greenhouse until I see new growth. Then I will divide it, and since it is both an epiphyte and lithophyte, I will mount at least one of the pieces.

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