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Bothriochilus bellus
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Posted 12/07/10 04:20 PM
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or Coelia bella
It is blooming well and right on schedule, happy. smile
I am growing this plant since Dec 2006, it measures now a bit over 4 feet across.
In warm sunshine the cute little blooms smell strongly and deliciously of Marzipan.
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#261540 - 12/07/10 05:30 PM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
Tom--Orchidghost Offline
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I like the colors. Well bloomed!
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#261547 - 12/07/10 08:30 PM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
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Culture hints please!
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#261551 - 12/07/10 10:12 PM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
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clap I'm in love! BGIL
, rolleyes ... and now jonesing for some filled chocolate creations. grin

Though strange it'd be fun crossed with Medoicalcar decoratum
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#261553 - 12/08/10 02:50 AM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Rich]
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I crossed it with Coelia macrostachya. Hopefully we get the spike of the macrostachya with a larger flowers.

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#261558 - 12/08/10 05:08 AM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Aceetobe]
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heaven is a greenhouse

Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Fair Lawn NJ USA
Thanks. The plant is now downstairs and keeps opening buds, I love it.
Pook, it spent the Summer in the cage somewhat protected from noontime sun. In the greenhouse - it was sitting on a lower rack right on the South-facing glass. I flower Cattleyas next and above to that spot. Daily rainwater and temps in the greenhouse min. 60 degr F.

and Rich - last month I used 10 pounds of fine Almond paste, mostly in baked recipes and some with dark Chocolate melted with Rum, Ginger.... smile We love Marzipan!


Edited by Ursula (12/08/10 05:12 AM)

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#261565 - 12/08/10 06:50 AM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
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Thanks Ursula. I think mine needs more light.
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#261584 - 12/08/10 10:11 AM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
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Somewhere in my travels it was stated they dislike root disturbance. How has yours been to repot? I have one and those bulbs are so big, only enough grow room for so many in a pot and I am a bit concerned when the time comes to repot. I noticed yours is really filling the pot. Is that a help, to keep it somewhat potbound?

Appreciate!

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#261610 - 12/08/10 04:44 PM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: bullsie]
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heaven is a greenhouse

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Loc: Fair Lawn NJ USA
Bullsie,
a couple of years ago I simply plopped the whole thing into that basket without disturbing it. I suppose I have to chop this one eventually. I would hope to simple separate several large chunks without pulling it too much apart.

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#261638 - 12/09/10 05:39 AM Re: Bothriochilus bellus [Re: Ursula]
bullsie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ursula
Bullsie,
a couple of years ago I simply plopped the whole thing into that basket without disturbing it. I suppose I have to chop this one eventually. I would hope to simple separate several large chunks without pulling it too much apart.


Thanks Ursula!

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