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Old 08-29-2019, 10:39 AM
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Prosthechea radiata, just opened this morning. I wish someone made a root beer that tastes as good as this plant smells! To me anyway. The fragrance seems to vary greatly from plant to plant, and even person to person. I have heard several people describe the fragrance of this species as that of cat urine!
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That's very nice! I sure wish I could smell it.
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I have heard several people describe the fragrance of this species as that of cat urine!
The orchid equivalent of durian maybe.
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The orchid equivalent of durian maybe.
Much more pleasant! To me, these smell like wintergreen.
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Much more pleasant! To me, these smell like wintergreen.
That's another for the list. Root beer, honey, cat urine, and wintergreen. Check!
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I had this when it was classified as Epi. radiatum. Very long lasting bloom and loved the fragrance. My grow room was on one end of the house and when this was in bloom you could smell it half the house away. I've often thought of getting it again just for the fragrance.
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I had this when it was classified as Epi. radiatum. Very long lasting bloom and loved the fragrance. My grow room was on one end of the house and when this was in bloom you could smell it half the house away. I've often thought of getting it again just for the fragrance.
Nice. Looks like they also call it Encyclia radiata. In the aussie ebay stores, the smell is described to be very strong, and smell of 'almond'. And the description also says 'upside down orchid'. I definitely like almond smell! This probably won't be good for those that are allergic to nuts. Not sure.

Just ordered one of these just moments ago. The advertised almond smell (very strong) has definitely got my attention.

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It seems like it's going to form quite a specimen in fairly short order. Each of the previous year's growths has started 2 new, very vigorous growths.
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The one I ordered is a 4N, and nice size by the looks of it. I'll try scoria media when it gets here. I wouldn't have known about this particular plant if it wasn't for this thread. If the smell of this particular ordered plant flower is almond, then it would go well with my Onc. Twinkle. A same time flowering would mean vanilla and almond!

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The orchid equivalent of durian maybe.
I know people who claim durian is the tastiest fruit in the world, but I can't recall anyone saying the smell was anything but foul! I should get around to seeing for myself.
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