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Old 01-25-2015, 06:47 AM
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its alive, its alive

Its alive,
My habenaria medusae x pecteilis susannae cross which I bought at the world orchid conference, and presumably dead is alive! Today as I do every day I looked at his tuber and instead of a dead like dormant tuber I found a new growth
Now the next question is how should I properly care for it? when should I plant it now or wait a wile? What pottingmjx should I use? I have at this moment bark, and peat mixed with silica sand. And one more thing what does the flower look like, I cant find any photos online?
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I would pot it up. But be very careful not to break off the little nub. IME [], those little nubs are easily broken when they are that small.

I use a soiless mix w/perlite and/or other chunky bits. I have also successfully used a paph mix w/a couple of these guys. I don't have any Pecteilis but I grow cynorkis and habenaria.


I found THIS set of pics. Looks to be a very cool flower!
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Cool little flower indeed. Looks like birds flying
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:49 PM
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I will be getting a Habenaria myself....LOVE the look of the flowers.....Is there any scent????
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I had a habenaria that grew and bloomed very happily in Aftican Violet mix with some extra added perlite. It lasted two years before deciding not to come back to life. They are SO beautiful! Good luck with yours.
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Good luck! I hope that one day you will be showing us pictures of flowers!
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I just remembered that at the converence they had a pic of Hab. Medusa's and not the strange cross. So no one knows it might be Medusa or the cross between the pecteilis
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Oh my! That's exciting! I'm so glad it's starting to grow for you. Good luck with it.
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