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Reed orchids happy.


By Stan510

Reed orchids happy. (Epidendrum)

Not mine..but I do have one that is now blooming. I bought it reduced two years ago. Whew- what a wait to its third summer.

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I like them. They're very common here. I need to get more. I want the purple, red, orange, pink, salmon, yellow and white.

20 Jul, 2015


The purple and yellow with the those grafted Bougainvilleas,are a riot of color.

20 Jul, 2015


They give great color in the landscape.

My neighbor has their side, front and back yard covered with these orchids.

21 Jul, 2015


Do you call them red orchids? Because I heard different English name for theme on this webpage. I think, somebody called it Red valeriana.

21 Jul, 2015


No,just reed orchids. My wife says in the Philippines they are called- accurately enough, "Ground Orchids".

Valerian is another plant altogether. Herbal.

21 Jul, 2015


Aha. Anyway, I found this

21 Jul, 2015


Stan, is the one on the left side the salmon-colored variety?

22 Jul, 2015


They aren't mine Andy,so I cant add to what you see. He or she, was a cool Orchid lover. Around the side of his/her house I could see pots of Cymbidiums shoulder to shoulder.

23 Jul, 2015


It looks like salmon, yellow and purple.

23 Jul, 2015


I have one. It was $5 on sale 2-3 years ago. It need a long time to recuperate just blooming this month- red-orange.
But! seems like the few I've seen around the eastbay are big potted clumps. So,I guess they are fast growers when you get them happy.

23 Jul, 2015


They are fast growing and flower all year. Sometimes if they get too much water they rot, though. I think that's what happened to mine.

24 Jul, 2015

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