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Tolumnia Jairak Carnival  (Online Only)  Orchids Bare root clumps in bloom and bud W/Sale price

Tolumnia Jairak Carnival (Online Only) Orchids Bare root clumps in bloom and bud W/Sale price

$12.00

Tolumnia Jairak Carnival Orchids Bare root clumps in bloom and bud W/Sale price

These are bare root plugs in bloom and bud
Never ever cheaper 
Normally $25
Youll need a pot and some mix ready at your end

You will need mix and a pot ready at your end

never  ever cheaper

 

The group of orchids now called Tolumnia were at one time called Oncidium section Variegata or commonly referred to as "equitant oncidiums". The foliage seldom exceeds 6 to 8 inches in height, and a 4-inch pot can house a "specimen" plant. The leaves are arranged in pairs overlapping or straddling one another at the base, accounting for the popular term "equitant" (derived from the Latin meaning riding a horse). Most of the species produce growths at short intervals along the rhizomes, resulting in a compact, clumping growth habit. A few, however, possess elongated rhizomes that create rambling tangles of growth. Flowers are produced primarily in the spring on 12- to 18-inch inflorescences that are often branched on older plants. Some types have much shorter, bouquet-like displays.

Compared with most mainstream genera, the Tolumnias have been hybridized for a relatively short time -- about 50 or so years. The short time it takes to reach flowering size (approximately 2 1/2 years from pollination to bloom) has enabled breeders to make significant advances in just a few years. Today's hybrids offer an astounding array of colors and patterns not seen in the species. Their petite size and ability to adapt to a fairly wide range of conditions make them suitable for growing spaces under lights or on windowsills. The key to growing Tolumnias is understanding their natural habitat. The species are endemic to the Caribbean Basin with many confined to a single island. Most of the species involved in modern hybrids are found in intermediate to warm conditions growing on twigs where they are exposed to bright light and air movement. Moisture is provided by high humidity and by daily rain showers or heavy dews. Due to constant air movement by the trade winds, plants never remain wet for long


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