Thursday, March 4, 2010

Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS HCC/AOS

Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergIn January I divided all my Coelogyne mooreana plants. I ended up with quite a few divisions, many of them backbulbs. I potted them all up. There were a couple that were large enough to bloom if they had not been too damaged by the re-potting. Now, one of them has bloomed.

Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS HCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne mooreana grows in Vietnam in high mountain cloud forests. It is fragrant and blooms in spring and early summer on immature growth.

This was the largest piece with two pseudobulbs and a fairly well developed new growth and a smaller one under the lower pseudobulb. This one is hard to orient because the growths were so far apart. I tried it in a 3-inch pot. It fit but there was not even enough room for the first year's growth. It is now in a 4-inch pot.

2 comments:

  1. Another Coelogyne species to add to my wish list -- great looking plant / flower. Coelogyne are suppose to suffer a severe setback when repotted. It doesn't appear you had that problem -- great growing.

    Charlie

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  2. There are two factors that make them grow. First is pay more attention to re-potting during growth periods than may be necessary for some others. Second, re-pot often enough that the roots have not formed a solid root ball.

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