A few epiphytes

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Re: A few epiphytes

Post by Epiphyte » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:06 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Ali Baba wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm
15C?! You need a few orchids Ralph 😂
No, its not humid enough for them. :grin:
There are actually quite a few epiphytic orchids from drier forests... some even grow on cactus and other succulent plants.

Are you going to pollinate the Disocactus macranthus?
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Re: A few epiphytes

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm

It may well produce some berries by itself without my help.

I grew a nice Disocactus biformis from seeds from Paul Bond's plant, and it too has produced berries of its own.
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Re: A few epiphytes

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:04 pm

I think I'll pass on the orchids though. I've recently started growing some (winter growing, mainly) bulbs from SA, and they are already taking up quite a bit of room. Very rewarding when they flower, though, and some have quite attractive leaves.
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Re: A few epiphytes

Post by frank25 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:24 pm

Beautiful flowers Ralph, do you know how long it would take for a routed cutting of Epiphllum and Disocactus to flower ?
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Re: A few epiphytes

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm

Well, the D. biformis flowered in 6 years from seed, so I don't see what a D. macranthus should not flower in say 2 or 3 years or so from a reasonable cutting, if not sooner.

I've certainly had decent sized Epiphyllum cuttings flower the following year.
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