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Default C. violacea var. semi-alba 'Icabaru'

This plant is blooming with five flowers on one in inflorescence. The color of the flowers are very striking. The natural spread of the flowers is 4-1/2 inches horizontally. The plant was given to me from a friend in Japan a couple of years ago. The plant is growing in a 5-inch clay pot with New Zealand Sphagnum moss as the media.


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I agree, the color/markings are great!! You have a very nice friend, to give you such a plant.
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That is absolutely stunning Mel!!

Is this the same plant that you posted in 2009 being grown at the Orchid Center in Waianae? I know they are both labeled as 'Icabaru' but I wasn't sure if you got a piece of the plant being grown on the west side or if they are from the same original source in Japan.
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Wow! I love it! Is it fragrant as well?
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That is absolutely stunning Mel!!

Is this the same plant that you posted in 2009 being grown at the Orchid Center in Waianae? I know they are both labeled as 'Icabaru' but I wasn't sure if you got a piece of the plant being grown on the west side or if they are from the same original source in Japan.
Hi Steve. You have a good memory. The plant that I photographed in 2009 unfortunately did not survive. Richard Takafuji gave it to me in very poor condition. I bloomed it once than it went downhill thereafter. The plant that I have now is another cutting or a clone that came from Japan. The plant is not very robust. I need to keep an eye on it.
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