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Old 01-25-2021, 07:55 AM
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I bought this glauca six years ago. It was a blooming-size plant, with six fat pseudobulbs all without any apparent damages or disease. However, at that time, I was also a clueless, careless newbie without experience...and this glauca has languished horribly under my "care".

Within a year, it nearly froze to death; it suffered dehydration, and fungal infection almost destroyed the entire plant. Soon it reduced into just two shriveled backbulbs. And I thought I lost my plant.

But miraculously, it survived.

And after all those years, it slowly recovered...and today, the very first bloom is about to open, as a testament of surprising resiliency of orchids. I am very proud of this plant.
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Very cool! Congrats on saving the plant and its current bloom!
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Please post again when flower is fully open.
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I'm glad you were able to save the plant and get it to flower. Please share us the blooms when they open!
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Congratulations. And don't be too modest. The fact that it recovered and is now flowering is equally a testament to your hard-earned knowledge and experience as it is to the plant's resiliency. Everyone goes through the same at some point in their hobby.

Can't wait to see the flower when it's fully developed. Its vaunted "cousin" digbyana tends to steal the spotlight, but Rhyncholaelia glauca is, in my view, just as desirable to grow. Good job with your plant. You should be proud of your accomplishment.
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Well done, it looks fantastic! Nice save and nice growing!
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Very neat flower! Nice save too!
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