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Hi folks,

Wondering if you could point me in the right direction...
I bought this orchid today purely because it is different.
But apart from being labelled an an orchid, I have not got a clue what it is.
My first though was Cattleya as the flowers look a little similar but the pseudo bulb is differently shaped so I wondered if it may just be part of the Cattleya alliance.
Still not sure though!

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Coelogyne cristata



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Yep definitely coelogyne cristata.
likes definite seasons.
Warm and wet in summer with plenty of light.
Much cooler and drier in winter when resting and flowering.
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It's the straight form the only thing I would say invite a organe lip it's cristata if if yellow it's cristata var lemoneae just Google to get the right spelling on my phone so auto correct hates Latin



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Does anyone's Cristata seem to drop a hell of a lot of its leaves and have a lot of old bulbs shrivel up over the winter period? Does it begin to improve at the beginning of summer? Also does it seem to prefer a lot of light or more shade? Thanks all

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Does anyone's Cristata seem to drop a hell of a lot of its leaves and have a lot of old bulbs shrivel up over the winter period? Does it begin to improve at the beginning of summer? Also does it seem to prefer a lot of light or more shade? Thanks all

Coelogyne cristata definitely needs more watering in summer to help it grow. This could be as much as everyday if the mix dries out that quickly, or perhaps twice a week if humidity is higher. When I water I let it run through for a while, I do not like to soak my Ceologyne anymore. Bright but shaded light is often the case, it is often advised not to give it too much direct sunlight. Advice can vary slightly from grower to grower and sometimes it just about finding what works for your conditions.

Here's a link to a pretty good site, one which has helped me bring mine back from the brink.
http://coelogynes.com/
http://coelogynes.com/Species%20Coel%20cristata.html - specific to Coel. cristata


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