Coelogyne Speciosa.

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    Philippa
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    I am thrilled to have This Coelogyne in bud and flower. It is its first year, living here ! One bud remained in full flower for a good month and now, I see there are three more buds to open….Is It Not Stunning ? Coelogyne Speciosa is a native to Java, Sumatra and Borneo.It Is also called The Beautiful Orchid.It grows in forests and sometimes, open spaces,both on dry and moist slopes of mountains. I read that Coelogyne Speciosa should be repotted as little as possible because this shock may even stop flowering for the next three years.

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    Shane
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    Hi Philippa,

    Absolutely enchanting! I have great success with the cool-growers namely cristata, mooreana, nitida , flaccida and fimbriata. Some Coelogynes have the reputation of sulking after repotting particularly cristata. In my experience it was not the case. I repot about every 3 years into medium coir husk and they bounce back no problem, I would love t have the conditions for the warm-grower tomentosa which is so majestic. I have tried it twice but the growth starts to deteriorate after about a year.
    Shane

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