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    Lets play "Name This ORCHID"

    Went to a new (to me) nursery a few weeks ago and they had this orchid---didn't know it's Id as it was a gift and not interested in dividing and selling. It was so tall I took it in 2 to get a close-up. Anyone recognition?
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    Patsy

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    It an epidendrum-- most are strong growers and keiki readily. I believe they can be terrestrial though mine seem to have roots consistent with epiphytes (hence their name, too). As for the hybrid name-- pretty much impossible to know that.
    Denver Ryan
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    THANK YOU, Ryan! I love it, but I'm partial to reds, and of course greens, in orchids.
    BTW...I just realized it was actually much 'redder' than that photo I posted in the middle of the night. It's actually about the shade of the
    above Mandonii.
    Patsy

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    Wow! That's a nice Epi! I've only ever grown the E. radicans and loved them, then. . . doing good to grow Phals these days, but then Epis can take more sun and warmer conditions and can do very well added to a mixed perennial bed (for the summer). Like a tight shoe so no need to re-pot very often.

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    This is my Epidendrum ibaguense formerly E. radicans



    Lives in full sun in the garden
    Abby

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    Nice Abby... I like their bird-like appearance. Very nice color, too. Do you grow yours in the ground?
    Denver Ryan
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    Beautiful, Abby! Brings back some wonderful memories too!
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    That's is beautiful!!!!!!! I love the color.

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    Love that one, Abby. I didn't realize until this thread that there were so many that could take full sun. To me yours looks similar to the one I found at Goodness Grows, thinner petals and a little lighter in color. I'm going to be watching for these.
    Patsy

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