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Old 09-13-2019, 06:03 AM
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These are their first blooms. The badly formed coerulea bloomed in August. I tried to arrange the labelum and managed to mess up the main flower.
The other one is a Ching Hua clone (labiata var. rubra 'Ching Hua #1' SM/TOGA).

Their fragrance is not identical, so if this is a criteria it would mean that one of them got a false tag. The coerulea had no rest period after finishing the lead.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:48 AM
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wow, they're still amazing blooms!
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:28 PM
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Great job with the blooms!

I recently ordered a C. labiata. Curious how long you've been growing them and how large they are at their first blooms.
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I tried to arrange the labelum and managed to mess up the main flower.
Still very nice indeed.

Do you mean you attempted to manipulate the labellum, and it slipped, resulting in the column ending up above the side-lobe?
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Do you mean you attempted to manipulate the labellum, and it slipped, resulting in the column ending up above the side-lobe?
I tried to space out and tie the flowers as they were crowding each other and I, indeed, unintentionally uncovered the column. Afterwards it got moved to the initial position,but only after this photo was taken.

Jeff214: The plant was bought last year in January as a (not quite!) NFS seedling in a 3" pot with 3 pseudobulbs, two tiny and one 6" tall. It produced two more increasingly taller growths after that and the third was the lucky one with 3 flowers. The plant is in a 5" pot and it has space for one more growth.
The rubra variety was received as an already multi-growth plant from Ching Hua but none of the pseudobulbs had traces of previous bloomings. It's a bushy plant in a 7" pot with 3-4 leads. It has another sheath and a few eyes popping now.

Labiata is one of the easiest for me. Wish warscewiczii would be the same

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