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The start of the blooming season has begun for this gorgeous hybrid. This is quite a rare hybrid due to its even rarer parent tricuspidata. Spikes are only just starting to open. I certainly will update with pics of all the spikes open. I have a very large bunch staked in a new bed i am preparing for purely Vandas; this is a large specimen that is slowly but surely becoming a wall of terete vandas and soon a sea of flowers. I can't wait!
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Unusual and pretty colors! To me it looks like a lady, arms raised and a big head dress. Maybe one of the Ziegfeld Follies?
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Unusual and pretty colors! To me it looks like a lady, arms raised and a big head dress. Maybe one of the Ziegfeld Follies?
I can definitely see where you're coming from with the reference
Quite a sexy elegance indeed!
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Wow, that's really unique. Haven't seen anything like that before.
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Wow, that's really unique. Haven't seen anything like that before.
It really is quite elegant and interesting to see such a large bloom relative to its 1/8th inch thick spike. When they open in profusion is when it really gets you!
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Here are some more pics!
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V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0124-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0125-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0126-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0127-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0128-copy-jpg  

V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0130-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0131-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0132-copy-jpg   V. Amy (V. tricuspidata x V. Hookeriana) Rare-img_0133-copy-jpg  
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Beautiful color and form.
I love that your terette Vanda is growing into a large hedge....you are getting more flowers too.
My plant is also coming up with buds and I can already detect a slight fragrance.
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Beautiful color and form.
I love that your terette Vanda is growing into a large hedge....you are getting more flowers too.
My plant is also coming up with buds and I can already detect a slight fragrance.
I only took a pic of the top part; it actually is a lot thicker and wider as u move further down the large bundle. These are the tallest points. Just to give you some perspective, I am 6'7" tall and the part with the blooms is level and even a smidget taller than me at a cpl points. I have it on a 6ft+ stake on a stone and charcoal bed with a mesh fencing surrounding it creating a 3 foot in diameter boundary and it fills it out fully. It really is a thick specimen; I just have to constrain it to the wall so I can train it to grow up and sideways along the wall to create a fence/wall of orchids.
I did try to check for fragrance but i couldn't smell anything, but this was in the afternoon; most fragrance is apparent in the early mornings so I will check tomorrow morning. I'll take a full length shot to show the entire thing.
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