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 Post subject: Coelogyne cristata
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:25 pm 
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My nearest city or region is: cambridge
Now reaching a good size and flowering well this year.
There is quite a bit of variation in plant and flower size with this species.
This one is on the small size but flowers well.
It spends the summer outdoors under a tree with an almost constant supply of water.
Winter is indoors on a north facing window with less water but not dry,

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 Post subject: Re: Coelogyne cristata
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Mine are spiking no buds to show just yet but they are all on here way looks like mine are going to be very late this year.


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I've always noticed but never bought one of these (due to their care requirements), but if I did, I'd want it to look like this.

Very well flowered.......

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Very nice orchid, David. I haven't got one myself but they do seem very popular on this forum. your culture notes make this seem like a feasible Orchid for me to grow outside during the summer, though I live much further north, I'm right smack in the middle of the Cheshire plain and seem to "get away" with lesser extremes of weather than places around me!
Well grown, well done.
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Very nice orchid, David. I haven't got one myself but they do seem very popular on this forum. your culture notes make this seem like a feasible Orchid for me to grow outside during the summer, though I live much further north, I'm right smack in the middle of the Cheshire plain and seem to "get away" with lesser extremes of weather than places around me!
Well grown, well done.
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I'm just up the road from you, growing outside over summer is no problem, if hard frosts are expected its time to bring in. Only think they dont like is summers well over 30C, not a problem in cheshire. :lol:

They flower earlier if kept warmish over winter.


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Nice one SS, I'll have to find meself one.
I've left my Dahlias in the ground last 3 yrs or so no problem even left a warm growing zantedeschia no problems again. as long as we don't get 2009-2010 again.
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 Post subject: Re: Coelogyne cristata
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I find this species and paphiopedilum insigne need the same sort of monsoon conditions.
Warm and wet in the summer and dry and cool in the winter.
A bit like the dendrobium nobile.
The coelogyne sits in a bit of water most of the summer and East Anglia seems to provide the heat.
It also hates repotting. In four or five years it has only been dropped on once.
David



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I have the clone Chatsworth, which is supposed to have larger more crisped flowers. It is a prolific flowerer, I keep it very cool in winter (5C) and shaded and watered to the point of boggyness in summer. Seems to like a little splash of water every now and again in the winter. Mine has spikes showing but wont be flowereing until about May if previous years are anything to go by. I presume that is because it is kept so cool in the winter.
Everyone should have one!



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