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Default Rhynchostylis gigantea ‘Lavender Spots’

This is a 6 year old vandaceous foxtail orchid. I have this hanging in a plastic basket on a bed of coconut fiber sprinkled with medium mixture of lava rock, charcoal, bark, sponge rocks and hydroton. I give this plant consistent warm temperature 80F in a south facing windowsill and drench it in the morning and allow it to dry all day. I feed this with a weekly weakly fertilizer alternated with seaweed mix. A summer bloomer but it gave me this winter two arching inflorescences containing waxy flowers which are highly fragrant with the scent of black berries that lasts for more than 4 weeks. I am lucky this specie bloomed twice in a year for me. The roots and leaves are slow to grow but as the years go by; this plant provided me with pencil thick roots and long large leaves. I got these two years ago from Kawamoto Orchids; sellers based in Hawaii.











* this is precisely the reason why I dont like indoor lighted photos....this only happens if the frosty weather outside is dangerous to my plants; we have a very erratic winter weather this year(one week springlike and then the next will be freezingly wet snow)....
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Its Beautiful
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Thank You, Monika !
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Beautiful plant! It's putting on quite a show.

BTW - I appreciate you're including pictures of the entire plant and it's growing details, it is very helpful.


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That's a great looking plant. I love the colors and I always enjoy the Rhynchostylis fragrance. Good growing.
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Just gorgeous, Bud. Congrats on the beautiful blooming! I have a few of these in varying shades in bloom now. I love these beauties and picked up one with markings in a deep shade of cranberry at a recent show to add to the collection. Mine have always bloomed in winter, usually spiking Nov/Dec.
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Beautiful! Thanks for showing the whole plant too.
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Fabulous!

You must have quite a heating bill!
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Thank You Maureen !!!!
Its always been my style to showcase my plants with its blooms and include the culture I follow....

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Thank You, Jeff !!! for your kindness....

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Thank You, Picotee !!!!

I have the alba in spike at the moment and I hope the red and the orange bloom for me this year

Thank You, Nenella!!!!!
for the visit and your comments....


Thank You, Sonya !!!!!

no my electric bill is fine the heat is provided by my landlord....it is by Federal law in New York that the renter should provide water and heat for the tenant
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A very nice Rhynchostylis !

Congrats !
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