Friday, September 14, 2012

Coelogyne usitana

Coelogyne usitanaCoelogyne usitana when I got it five years ago - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have a fairly broad collection. One of the challenges I face is that there are plants I have that are not happy. It could be how it is potted or where it is placed. Or it could be that I just can't grow them at all in my range of light and temperature. My Coelogyne usitana is one of those. I have had it five years and it seems to be just hanging on.

Coelogyne usitana grows only on Mindanao. It is warm to hot growing. It will set a spike in spring or summer in new growth. A properly cared-for spike will bloom sequentially indefinitely.

Coelogyne usitanaWhen I got the plant it was in sphagnum and clay. I moved it to rock because of the high levels of moisture in the greenhouse. I have since learned that there are some plants that do fine in sphagnum. I am going to re-pot back the way it was and give it another try.

1 comment:

  1. I love these! Mine is in sphagnum (clay pot). It could be doing better but I'm most likely keeping it too cool.