Monday, March 10, 2014

Lepanthes calodictyon

This is one of the most desirable species in the genus, Lepanthes, not for its flowers but for its beautiful patterned leaves.  It is from Colombia and Ecuador and the plant is about 5cm tall with leaves 3cm in diameter and flowers that are only 8mm.  The species name refers to the net-patterned leaves.  I have trouble growing this with my cool-growing plants and am growing it now in a warmer area in a small terrarium.









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    1. Thanks, Marti. Getting antsy to get out and do some hiking.

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  2. I agree Ron. This one and telipogoniflora still grow at cooler temps but rarely bloom as often. They tend to take a break in winter when my temps are significantly cooler. I think 68F is the magic # for me to get constant flower production.

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    1. I can't even get it to grow well at the cooler temps in spite of repeated efforts. If it does well where I'm growing it now then I'm going to try a few other species including L. telipogoniflora the same way.

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  3. (another cultural note)
    As much as I have mounting on Tree fern it does seem to support these two mentioned much better. The roots of each seem to make there way through the damp fern easier that spreading across a cork mount. Also plants seem to vary in their vigor so I wouldn't take it personal. You manage to bloom things FAR better than most.

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    1. Perhaps I should try one on tree fern. That makes sense and may help with some of the difficulties I'm having with it.

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    1. Thanks, Klaus. I really appreciate your visit and comments.

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  5. The leaf may be a modification of stem or axis on which always flower borne.

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    1. Thanks for your comments and for looking.

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