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Bletilla striata 'Turquoise Beauty' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN5960
Name: Bletilla striata 'Turquoise Beauty' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Cassandra A. Cranmer  (Email: alexislake@earthlink.net)
 
Donor's home page: http://www.alexisorchids.homestead.com/
 
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Does well in intermediate to hot weather. Dies back in winter and comes back again with new growths the next year. Grows in regular soil. Needs cooler weather to flower.
 
Comments: Parent plant: Pretty dark purple frilly flower. Small plant.
 
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 89°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 60°F, nights 41°F; best fit is Cold 58-38°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bletilla   From Latin, small Bletia, from the similarity to the orchid genus Bletia. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of striata   From Latin "striatus" striped. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bletilla   blet-IL-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of striata   stry-AH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
See if we have plants available in the greenhouse.
Yield Estimate: 240 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/09/2007 through 07/18/2008)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 10 - 100 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 12/20/2007 through 10/28/2008)
From one most recently surveyed flask 55 - 100 mm (10/28/2008)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: China, Japan, and Korea. This is a widespread species found in many provinces in China from Guangdong and Guangxi in the south northward to Korea and into Japan. Plants grow in rocky places on thinly bushed or grassy slopes at 3600-10,500 ft. (1100-3200 m).
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