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Old 11-05-2020, 09:26 PM
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I've been waiting almost a year for the little bugger to surprise me and didn't even know he'd pushed out his first bloom last night! It was hidden under another orchids leaves, the dang thing is n't even as large as my middle finger nail! He's soo sooooo cute!!
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I feel like a proud Mama lol. Not so proud of those calcium hard water spots on the leaves hehe but will get those taken care of. Sometimes i run out of rain water and errrmmm use the pipes. Trying hard to resist getting a terrarium full of the little buggers, so darn cute, I had no idea what size the blooms would be but this is addictive in a Lilliputian way!
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And get close to the flower if you can... they are quite fragrant, especially during the day. Congratulations!
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Congratulations! If it is happy, you will get a succession of these little glories. Enjoy!!!
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This was one of my first orchids. Good memories, yours looks good. Any scent? Mine smelled good, some people say it smells like fish.
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congrats,
it is a nice flower but not a nice smell. Luckily it is so small only the stink beetles it is trying to attract (flower is shaped like a stink beetle bum) can smell it.
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Congratulations! If it is happy, you will get a succession of these little glories. Enjoy!!!
Yes! I got two more blooms and I think more are coming!!!!

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congrats,
it is a nice flower but not a nice smell. Luckily it is so small only the stink beetles it is trying to attract (flower is shaped like a stink beetle bum) can smell it.
Oh my! I have not taken a whiff yet but will do so tomorrow.
Odd thing: Now that you've said this about stink beetle bums, I realized that only just recently I noticed a few stink beetles inside the house. This is def strange though I have had a few somehow over winter with me and come out before to 'hug' orchid blooms. They showed up (from WHERE???) right around the time this little bugger started blooming.

How much do you know about stink beetle bums??? I was wondering about stink beetles and those hugs last winter when I would have an orchid in total full bloom, would find a stink beetle 'hugging' a blossom and then inexplicably the whole bloom stalk would just wither up like - Show's Over! - when it would normally have at least another month to go full bloom.

I was suspecting that somehow the beetles were pollinating the blossoms. This happened on two plants I remember finding huggy beetles on and each time it was within a day or two the blooms started drying up and the orchid said I'm done. It's usually maybe 2-5 beetles I end up escorting out of the house.

I'm not convinced they are harmless. I don't understand where they are coming from but they must find hidey holes in Fall and tuck away for the winter, then magically come out only when my orchids start blooming. Conspiracy theory alert!!!!!
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