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Old 11-25-2020, 07:26 PM
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This one got me by surprise, as it's not even summer yet, and the plant is still growing.

Actually is 26-November today --- getting toward the end of spring, and almost getting into summer.

And noticed a pink colour thing that immediately drew my attention ----- as in ----- a fungus or mushroom growing on my orchid?!!!

Fortunately not! ------ instead, it turned out to be a flower spike, the colour drawing attention like a little flag.

If a case of flowering out of expected season ----- no problem ----- anytime is ok hehe.

This one has been growing in that spot - no direct sun, but fairly bright conditions each day. I've had this one for a few years now.

Growing in firmly packed sphagnum with scoria that fills in around the sphagnum mass -- along the wall perimeter in the pot. Watering wand for watering each morning - same watering method as for my other catasetum type orchids.

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Above: Left-hand-side plant is Fdk. After Dark 'Baker's Cheetah'.

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Above: Flower spike with pink colour at the top. The spike is coming out of the actively growing pseudobulb.

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Old 11-26-2020, 04:29 AM
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The phonepics weren't able to get close-ups very well.
So I took some snaps near sun-down with the bigger lens camera ----- just to get a better look at the flower spike.

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Old 11-29-2020, 02:46 AM
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Some nicer colours of the spike to see as it grows a bit more.

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Old 12-18-2020, 10:38 PM
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Capers anyone?


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Oh yeah!! It is about to get really good!
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:22 AM
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Christmas day pics ------- no activity yet!

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Two days after Christmas day ........ activity!!!!!!!!

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Impatiently waiting here.
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:20 PM
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Me too WW!! I'm almost up to here with this plant ----- taking so long to get its act together!

hehehe ..... kidding only. Will take some nice open flower pics for you once they open up. Hopefully opened by today!
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:08 PM
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Well worth the wait. What is Fdk again? I forgot. been away too long.
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:15 PM
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Tindo ------- Fdk. is Fredclarkeara ------ Fred Clarke from Sunset Valley Orchids (aka SVO) created this genus of catasetum type orchid.
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