Rhynchostele ehrenbergii

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  1. Dec 24, 2017 #1

    naoki

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    This is another one which came with a bud from Andy's. I've never grown this group, but it was discounted, so I picked it up without researching about it too much. Now the bud opened, and I like it much better than I expected. I also like its compactness. So I want to keep it alive. If you have any culture tips to share, I appreciate it. Baker & Baker says that it is from 2000-2400m, summer min 53-54F, winter min. 47-54F, drier in the winter. I have more space in cool-intermeiate area (55-60F min) than the cold area (50F min), so I put it in the cool-intermediate area. Would it prefer colder? Do you reduce water in the winter?

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    Rhynchostele ehrenbergii on Flickr

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    Rhynchostele ehrenbergii on Flickr
     
  2. Dec 25, 2017 #2

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    what a great plant.
    I would think it needs a winter rest.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2017 #3

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    Very unusual and attractive. Andy's can turn you into
    an addict in no time at all.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2017 #4

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    My plants of this species are in an unheated greenhouse that reaches the mid forties often in the winter here. They do well, either mounted or potted. I don't hold water during the winter, but don't feed until growth resumes.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2017 #5

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    Thanks, all. And thank you for the info, Chris!
     
  6. Dec 25, 2017 #6

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    Thats cool! Yes Andys always has interesting things


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  7. Dec 25, 2017 #7

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    Beautiful. I've wanted to try something form this genus, but I don't have any way of providing the cooler temps they need or want, so I have to appreciate them from afar. Very lovely. Even the foliage is gorgeous.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2017 #8

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    Very pretty flower and interesting foliage.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2017 #9

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    Very nice congrats its a stunner great plant to
     
  10. Dec 30, 2017 #10

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    Very nice!
     
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    a nice mini species to have!
     
  12. Jan 6, 2018 #12

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    My thoughts, exactly!
     

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