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Unread 03-28-2008, 11:38 PM
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This sure is cute; I got it at our swap in November, and this is the second time it has flowered since then (though this is a real stomper!). Somewhere over 15 inflorescences, with more growing.
The very knowledgeable -ahem- older grower collected it herself on a South American trip long ago, and said she'd grown it for years and it never would bloom. I had to tell her that it probably bloomed repeatedly, but the flowers are just too small to see!
Pretty big bang for such a little plant - it is on a big knot of grapevine.
Enjoy - Nancy
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Congrats - it's a beautiful bloomer! Mateo picked this one up from Andy's Orchids at the Santa Barbara orchid show, and I love how subtle it is. What a fun plant with those delicate little flowers.

Thanks for sharing,
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Very nice, Nancy! What a cool little plant. I just love how thin the spikes are - it makes it look like the flowers are floating all around the plant!
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Thats a great looking grobyi, mine is finally adapting to my terrarium, hopefully it blooms soon.
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Congrats on your grobyi! I can't wait for mine to get that big...!!! What conditions are you growing in?

Here's a couple of shots of mine, it only has 7 spikes and is also growing on a grapevine!
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Very cute...although Pleuros just aren't my cup of tea.
Both of you have very nice healthy plants
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Hi irphrog -
I'm in south Louisiana, also zone 9a, so maybe our conditions are similar. Mine is outdoors most of the time, I try to hose everything on mounts (90% of my orchids) once a day unless it's cool/overcast or it rains...which it does a lot. It seems pretty happy in the heat and humidity (though these are supposedly 'intermediate' growing), and has gone from dime-sized to biscuit-sized in pretty fast time.
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Great blooming and growing on both! These will form mats if you let them!

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Very cute...although Pleuros just aren't my cup of tea.
SUE! No Pleuros.? How are your Masdevallia?

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Hi Nancy - Mine is in a vivarium sitting directly under my T5 fixture with the humidity between 80 and 90 and temps steady at 70...I'd be affraid to put this outside. It gets SOOOO hot here in the summer months and frequently without any air circulation....After being green with envy over the size of yours, I went down and checked mine again and noticed three new leaf nubbins!!!

Thanx for sharing your growing conditions! BTW, I love your avatar...would make a great tat!
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Nancy, you should get more collection info from the collector. Date, and specific location, elevation etc.... I really like the foliage on this one, the flowers are a big plus! Congrats on getting it to flower.
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