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Old 02-16-2020, 05:28 PM
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Don't know how I feel about this one. I suppose taking a couple of years to figure out what it wanted, it's a bit of a let down. Or perhaps my interest waned during the interval. There are 5 "inflorescences", three are smaller and facing other directions. Intermediate temps, east window with supplemental light.
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The flowers themselves are nice, especially since it makes such large clusters of them, but after a long wait, I can see why you are unsure what you feel about this one. Though in all honesty, this isn't my 'type' of orchid.

But I have also been in the situation where I buy an orchid because I really liked it at the time of purchase, baby it for a couple years until it blooms, only to discover that either my tastes had changed over time, or I built another, more grandiose image of it in my head during the years of anticipation.
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Itís quite lovey

I have a coconut orchid (cousin) and it take a while to get used to the flowers low and in the plant. Itís just weird. Now I love it but it was an adjustment.

Like, ďwhy wonít you come out? Show off? Your cousin the schomberg has a 3m inflorescence and you canít get out the sheathing??Ē

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Oh, but on a serious note....5years at anything and to see it through, kudos to you on just that.
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It does look very well grown though. Mine just bloomed for the first time as well and I kind of feel the same way about the flowers. I actually didnít know it was blooming till I smelled something like daffodils in the courtyard. Iíll let it stick around for another couple of years and see if it grows on me. Is yours at least fragrant?
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I got it just for it being something different. Its size is a little problematic; too big to hang where it would do best. It is where the Coelogyne should be (and will be).

It does have a smell, a generic smell I don't care for. It isn't strong, I don't smell it unless I'm up close.
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I have grown orchids from tiny seedlings only to discover, when they bloom, they are not fragrant (as I expected) or I did not like the flower. And, sometimes, my tastes do change. I can usually easily find homes for the orchids I no longer want.
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My attitude would be that itís hard to justify the space for such a small flower show, especially if growing indoors. If it were mine, Iíd fix it to a tree outdoors and say if it lives thatís fine, if not, thatís fine too. Thatís how I make the decision.
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I have recruited members for my orchid society by giving away unwanted orchids on Freecycle, Facebook, or the like, accompanied by information about the meetings.
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