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Old 06-07-2023, 09:33 PM
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What a difference a day can make. Thank you, Roberta!

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By the way, does this thread belong in the Cymbidium alliance forum?
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Including Ansellia, Cymbidium, Cyrotopdium, Eulophia Grammangis, Grammatophyllum and their Hybrids.
I would argue Oeceoclades belong there, too, since for a long time botanists couldn't decide whether many species were Eulophia or Oeceoclades.
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Wow! Mine's still moving slowly, I suspect that it's warmer where you are. Looks great! You're right... I'll move the thread.

I think mine is not delighted with June gloom.
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Finally! Just one flower (mostly) open so far, but it's a start... June gloom is still a thing, the overcast typically lifts for maybe an hour or two or three in mid-afternoon, and it's cool. Yesterday was a taste of summer on the way... still fairly cool but bright all day. Took a long time to get that first one, it still needs to open a bit more. There will be more to show in the next few weeks as days brighten earlier for longer. This plant typically opens flowers sequentially, so at this rate, it may be in bloom for a significant part of the summer. Here's hoping! And just spotted two more new growths (maybe a response to the winter rain, already have two that emerged a couple of months ago).
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Hooray! I took mine to my Society meeting, where it attracted a lot of attention. I'm going to try selfing it.
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Hooray! I took mine to my Society meeting, where it attracted a lot of attention. I'm going to try selfing it.
Hope that works! It would be nice to bring a lot more of them into the world! It is such a beautiful and easy-to-grow species, and there are so few of them around.

Mine has to be shown off virtually... 'way too heavy to transport anyplace. (Sand and gravel seem to be an excellent medium for it, but a 3-gallon pot is HEAVY.)
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Almost time to say farewell to Eulophia speciosa for this year. I showed you the first flower of the spike on June 18. Now September 15, three months and many flowers later, 2 or 3 more buds left to open but we're nearly done. And the spike is about 1 m in length (a bit beyond that 36 inch yardstick in the photo) The plant has also produced a bunch of new growths, so I hope for multiple spikes next spring.

Also, here is a closer look at the flowers as they reach the tip of the inflorescense.
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