Monday, February 25, 2013

Coelogyne flaccida

Coelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne flaccida - Plant photo by Richard LindbergOne of the Coelogyne flaccida plants is in bloom. It didn't bloom last year after being re-potted in 2011. It has now grown to fill the pot.

Coelogyne flaccida grows from northern India through south China in mountain forests in the 3000 to 6000 foot range. It is cold to cool growing and is fragrant. The genus Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji. Conditions vary considerably.

Coelogyne flaccida February 2011 and September 2011This plant is in sphagnum moss in a 3 1/2-inch pot. There are seven pseudobulbs and stands eleven inches above the pot. There are two leads.

These lower pictures are this same plant when it was re-potted in February 2011 and the growth it made over the summer of that year. It has almost doubled in size in the two years since the re-pot.

I am going to up-pot this plant. I will carefully remove some of the sphagnum and replace it with new, the orient the plant so that the leads have the maximum room to grow in the new 4-inch pot.

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