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Old 03-18-2017, 03:21 PM
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Paph. malipoense -- no contest.
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Cymbidium leaves are some of the most graceful if you look at dayanum and many of the Asian species as ensifolium and sinense. Some will be variegated too. In fact, many of these are grown primarily for their graceful leaves.
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Jewel orchids (such as Ludisia discolor, or Macodes) or any of the mottled-leaved Paphiopedilums.

Ludisia discolor is very easy, and blooms readily in late winter (spikes of 1 cm white and yellow flowers; small flowers, but showy on an upright spike). Leaves very dark green with sparkling copper-colored veins. I grow mine in a large pot with a lot of drainage material (styrofoam chunks) in the bottom third, bark in the middle third, african violet potting mix in the top third. Keep moist, but it does not need to be wet. Low light; Phal and Paph level light, at most. Fertilizer similar to other orchids.
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And our bonus question, which jewel orchid has the best foliage?
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All great picks thanks. Yes I do like the Cymbidium leafs. They just get too big. Paphs can have really nice leaves I have a few. Love them. My Psychopsis leaves are awesome too.

I just got a Masdevallia I love how it looks too. I think I might have to look for a Jewel orchid. I don't have one.

I did just order a nodosa because I like the leaves.

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Imbricate leaves like those found on plants of the genus Lockhartia and Dendrobium in Aporum section.
Lockhartia don't even look like orchids very cool.
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I also like Phal. schilleriana. I don't think that's been mentioned so far.

At the vendor's section of the Ann Arbor Orchid Society show today, I got a look at Psychopsis Mendenhall and Paph. malipoense. Both are definitely on my "some day" list!

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And our bonus question, which jewel orchid has the best foliage?
What about Malaxis calophylla aurantiacus? I don't know anything about it, just that I've been keeping an eye on Jewel orchids for a while, but only recently discovered pics of this one.

P.S. Just want to say I apologize in advance for any mistakes I make in spelling, capitalization, periods, quotation marks, etc. in the scientific names. I'm in the learning stage!
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Members of the Oeceoclades genus have very interesting leaves and cute flowers on long spikes. I have O. maculata
It bloomed very easily for me. Check out O. spathulifera - very cool leaves!

I think members of the Oncidium alliance always have a nice, green, graceful look to them. Some you can even find variegated. I think they look great as 'regular' houseplant when out of bloom. Same goes with many Masdies and Stanhopea types.
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Wow the Oeceoclades do have awesome leaves thanks.
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I absolutely agree! Schilly's have incredible color patterns that vary intensely between "pod-siblings" some are silver leaves with green spots, green leaves with sliver stripes, mottled reds and magenta also show up frequently.
There's also Phal stuartiana! A much softer freckling of silver or green.

For mini's you've got variegated Cymbidiums, Saderia japonica, Phal Schilleriana crosses with mini Phals or parishii, there's also this incredibly fantastic Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus.😍😍😍 <--- seriously you will not regret looking them up



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At the vendor's section of the Ann Arbor Orchid Society show today, I got a look at Psychopsis Mendenhall and Paph. malipoense. Both are definitely on my "some day" list!

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I nominate Phalaenopsis 'Sogo Vivien' variegated.

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