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    Easy, Continually Flowering Orchids?

    I was wondering if there are any orchids that flower year round, are drought tolerant, and can thrive at room temperatures. The reason I'm asking is that my girlfriend loves orchids, but is getting frustrated at how long she has to wait for her Phal hybrid to re-bloom. I recently got her a light fixture to help her current orchid grow an bloom stronger and she picked up a misting bottle to water it with, so she has the proper equipment.

    Any suggestions?

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    How about these?....













    Require zero watering, no light or fertilizer, & temperature insensitive. They just need dusting now and then. heh
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Those look very convincing!

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    You could try Reed-stem epidendrums. Very easy to propagate and they flower for most of the year. I'll see about getting pictures up tomorrow.

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    Try here: http://www.andysorchids.com/ You can put in the qualities you desire in the plants and in box on the lower right and it finds you the orchids that would best suit your conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    Those look very convincing!
    The woman who makes these does do very nice work. The pieces are handmade and the flower petals hand painted. Gave a cattleya she made to a cousin of mine as a wedding gift. (She loves orchids but tends to kill plants off.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_N View Post
    You could try Reed-stem epidendrums. Very easy to propagate and they flower for most of the year. I'll see about getting pictures up tomorrow.
    For a living plant, I would have to agree with Eric, a reedstem Epi. is likely your best bet. They do require quite a bit of light -- even up to direct sun.
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    Wow lol... I thought they were real hahaha... I was like " Wow I want that green one"
    Very beautiful though, and I'm not a huge flower guy

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    Did not know Andy's site had that feature. Very cool. I do like Epidendrum flowers, especially the elongated ones. The search tool helped me find some nice ones. Here's the list I've put together;
    -Haraella odorata
    -Phalaenopsis violacea
    -Epidendrum englerianum
    -Platystele misera
    -Mormolyca ringens
    -Scaphosepalum fimbriatum
    -Epidendrum blepharoclinium
    -Dendrobium carronii
    -Rhyncholaelia glauca
    -Schomburgkia albopurpurea

    That tool will help with my highland setup when I get around to that.

    What's the woman's name that makes those? I'm really impressed by the detail.

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