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I bought this on 28th. April this year (along with labukensis) and re-mounted them both soon after.
I discovered a tiny bud underneath some old moss so don't know whether it was already there or grew within my care ?
But the bud had remained small since then with no definition to it, a small, single round lump.
Both plants started putting out new roots, you can see one new root directly under the bud, pushing it slightly upwards.
It's as if this root has given the dormant bud a good "WAKE UP" kicking because in just 3 days, the single small blob has developed into all this visible definition of buds forming.
Looking forward to this one.
Usual apologies for photo, don't know if I'm any good at growing orchids but I know I'm definately worse at photography !

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.....................................Usual apologies for photo, don't know if I'm any good at growing orchids but I know I'm definately worse at photography !

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Well the wire in the background is in sharp focus Steve but I would have to agree on your assessment of your photographic skills based on this particular pic. :lol: Very good plants though :D

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The last & fifth flower is almost fully open, the bud matured very quickly from the time of the last photo.
I like the subtle pastel colouring although I'm not sure about the scent :? , it smells a bit too metallic/industrial for my liking ?

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It is quite a pale form of the species but very nice indeed to


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It is beautiful.


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Thanks Chris & Molly......

Chris, these are new to me but I know you grow/grew them, how long would you say the flowers last for ?
I know they have phalaenopsis in their name but wouldn't expect these thinner petalled flowers to last as long as phals.

(I bought these after seeing Christos' recent photos & your comments on them)

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Wow now your asking having to rack my brains out now.
Well mine when I had them in the UK lasted just over two weeks.
But when I grow them in Singapore we use to get about a months out of them on the laycockii that is.
The other speices we could sometimes have flower for just under a month to just over a month.
But we only over let one plant flower for the full length of time as we use to do a lot of hybridising this with as well, as selfings in the nursery.


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Wow now your asking having to rack my brains out now.
Well mine when I had them in the UK lasted just over two weeks.
But when I grow them in Singapore we use to get about a months out of them on the laycockii that is.

Thanks Chris, that's very helpful.
As I'm growing in the UK I'll expect around two weeks, anything over that will be a bonus.

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PS: Hope your brain is better now after all that (much appreciated) racking !


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