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Old 09-30-2008, 11:21 PM
Rosim_in_BR Rosim_in_BR is offline
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I always wanted to try this showy African orchid, so I bought a small seedling and hang it high to receive as much light as possible. the plant has been growing well and bloomed for the first time now! Beautiful tigerish pattern!
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:27 PM
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Be careful, those things can get huge! I saw one once growing in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, on top of an old dead tree, in full sun. It had to be at least eight feet in diameter, growing in every direction, with an uncountable number of blooming spikes.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:47 AM
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Mauro,

Those blooms are outstanding.

I'm going to need to stop looking at your posts...my wish list keeps growing every time I do.

In all seriousness, I really do appreciate that you post your photos.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:21 AM
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Really beautiful Mauro. How long before it bloomed?

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Old 10-01-2008, 07:52 AM
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Be careful, those things can get huge! I saw one once growing in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, on top of an old dead tree, in full sun. It had to be at least eight feet in diameter, growing in every direction, with an uncountable number of blooming spikes.
Yes, Stephen, this species can be huge. I have seen some large plants here, but nothing like the thing you describe!!
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Really beautiful Mauro. How long before it bloomed?

Lecent
The seedling was as tall as 10 cm when I bought it two years ago, Lecent. It seems to be a fast grower and apparently an early bloomer!
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:55 AM
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Mauro,

Those blooms are outstanding.

I'm going to need to stop looking at your posts...my wish list keeps growing every time I do.

In all seriousness, I really do appreciate that you post your photos.
I know what you mean! It's the same here with me when I see beautiful orchids that I don't have. And there are so many I don't have yet!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:10 AM
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If I had the room and right light to provide, this plant would be in my collection, no doubt. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:17 AM
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Beautiful flowers and plant, Mauro. I like this species too (although I'm not so fond of its scent).

Steve
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:30 AM
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It looks a little like the Cyrtopodium Punctatum we find here in Florida USA. It may be related. From what you say it must like high light levels but how much water does it need?
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:03 PM
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That's pretty! My plant failed to bloom this year.
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