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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:39 PM
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Default Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebirds' - Happy at last!

(Neofinetia falcata x Rhynchostylis coelestis)

I've had this nearly four years - but the first year and a half I had it, I over-watered. So, two and a half years ago, it was in very poor shape. It actually had two fans - "self-divided" due to my improper care - only a few leaves, with the most recent being stunted; one stunted root. Amazing it survived at all Both fans responded quickly and very well to better care, tho the other hasn't spiked yet.

Growing now in a small clay pot, styro packing pnut in the center, sphag tucked around that. Definitely needs a bigger pot. This is now growing in a south facing window, but spent the summer outside, getting light all morning.

Blooms are a bit over one inch in height - very big for the size of the plant.

There's also a second spike coming along

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Beautiful! Well done!!
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I think I see the second spike in the second picture?
I had ocean spray, basically the same flower with different shape.
love the color and their fragrance!

I dumpt it out last year as the root was drying out too much and I didn't know how to deal with it.

Well, I wish I had kept it.
I now have a pink version which is in low spike. It's been slow, so not sure if the spike growing very slowly on these plants are normal or my spike is dying.

I like your flowers!
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Superb growing and beautiful flowers, Sonya.
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That's an orchid that teases everyone, but after a few years and once they get going, will bloom regularly on larger spikes. I love my 'Bluebirds'. It's growing in a 4" basket for 6 years and has really long roots, some 3-4 feet long. Unless your culture is warm and moist enough to keep roots growing all winter, I'd wait until spring to repot it.
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I love this cross. GREAT save Sonya!!

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It's beautiful!
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Gorgeous, well worth the wait. Good on you for not giving up
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A favorite! I have one that I got as a seedling and am still waiting for my first blooms. Based on your pictures, it will be worth it!
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