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This plant is endemic to China, Himalayas, Nepal, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on wooded slopes on trees and in valley forests on rocks.
This is the first time it has bloomed in my care; but I believe this is a 7 year old plant. I repotted in a mixture of bark, lava rock, coco chips, charcoal and hydroton in a 6-inch plastic pot. It has 28 pseudo bulbs, plus 20 spikes with multiple tiny Lilly of the valley type flowers, and is about 17" in total height. I cut off some dry leaf tips.
It is in a south facing windowsill in winter and out in the fire escape in the warmer months because I give it warm to hot growing, based on these plants origins it needs bright light. The flowers are fragrant early evening. The genus Eria contains 370 species that are found across tropical Asia and out through the Pacific Islands. They have quite varied cultural needs, so I checked and researched on the specific specie I have to help me with growing and culture.
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Very cool, Bud! Looks like a really happy plant.
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Very nice and good growing! Looks like it is happy with the care your giving it. Love the delicate lite pink blooms!

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Thank You, Nat !

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Very beautiful Bud and a fine looking specimen.
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Thank You, Jerry!
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Beautiful! The first photo really captured the sparkles.
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Thank You, Junebug!
I didnt notice the shimmering petals from the way I handled the big plant indoors, they all seemed opaque. It was when I brought the tiny flowers outdoors under the sun that the petals sparkled and became a bit translucent.
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What colours does the Eria Spicata normaly come in or are they just white?
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