Desert orchid (eulophia petersii)

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Desert orchid (eulophia petersii)

Post Number:#1  Postby Steph115 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:27 pm

Learned of this plant's existence recently, and I wanted to see if any of you had a small specimen you were willing to part with! Pretty cool "terrestrial" orchid. From what I gather, it used to be very rare and now not so much. Still a pricey one though!

Here's a link: Eulophia petersii
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Post Number:#2  Postby Geoff » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:02 pm

Sadly mine croaked already... should have asked a few months ago
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Post Number:#3  Postby Steph115 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Sorry to hear that Geoff! What do you think happened?
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Post Number:#4  Postby mcvansoest » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:45 pm

Same here - in terms of finding out about it - and I just got one on eBay. It has a little offset, but it needs a lot of growing before I can separate it.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Steph115 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:00 pm

There is one I'm eyeing - it's a good price for its size. I'll keep ya'll posted if I pick it up!
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Post Number:#6  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Steph, I saw one today on marketplace USA. Way too pricey for me though.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Steph115 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:52 am

Yep I saw that one too. Also out of my price range!
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Post Number:#8  Postby Melt in the Sun » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:16 am

I have seen them for sale at a couple local C&S nurseries...both Bach's and Plants for the Southwest. Neither has much of an internet presence but a call might be fruitful...
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Post Number:#9  Postby Geoff » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 pm

mine rotted in the greenhouse. Had it for 5 years... flowered once when I didn't live up in the high desert (when I could leave it outdoors year round)... but life in greenhouse too tough for it.
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Post Number:#10  Postby WhalesToungueAgave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:57 am

http://aridlandswholesale.com/oscommerc ... ts_id=5148 has them on their website for $25.00 I have ordered from this company before safely FYI :))
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Post Number:#11  Postby mcvansoest » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Looks like a pretty decent deal compared to what they are asking for on eBay. The plant I got on eBay was cheaper but once shipping was added not that much cheaper and it is definitely not 1 gallon pot sized.
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Post Number:#12  Postby Viegener » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Arid Lands is fair with shipping charges. Lots of people on eBay not only mislabel their plants but overcharge for shipping.
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Post Number:#13  Postby Steph115 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:52 am

Thank you all so much for your tips! I'm actually speaking with a seller who I've ordered from before on the dreaded Etsy ;) 3 healthy looking bulbs in a 1 gal pot for $30. She says she's had all of her eulophias flower this year by restricting water from November-April. I'll let you know how it looks once I get the plant and send you all her way if you're interested.
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Post Number:#14  Postby mcvansoest » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:29 pm

Here is a nice write up on the plant from Mark Dimmitt:

http://www.tucsoncactus.org/html/growin ... _2010.html
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Post Number:#15  Postby Steph115 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:53 pm

Received this plant with 6 immature bulbs & one large spent bulb in the mail yesterday! Priced much more reasonably than anything else I found online. The plant was very healthy with big, fleshy, firm white roots on all the young bulbs. The seller has many more so message me if you all would like her info.
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Post Number:#16  Postby Azuleja » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:32 pm

Kate is very sweet. I discovered her on Etsy too but order from their website because I know it will save them from paying Etsy's commission. I got my Dyckcohnia from her and am on a waiting list for another.
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Post Number:#17  Postby Steph115 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 pm

She IS super sweet! Happy to have found her. She took the time to send me pictures of larger specimens that weren't listed on Etsy after I messaged her.
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Post Number:#18  Postby reality_velo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:12 pm

Just FYI, Grigsby's has quite a few of these, I was there last week and was very tempted to buy a few. Maybe next visit!
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