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I've no idea which hybrid this is, there are quite a few hybrids/crosses around and some can grow quite large but I prefer these neat little hybrids which I barely notice when they are out of flower, but as soon as they do flower, they quickly make an impact (which always makes me want to buy more !)
There used to be a Site called Greeny Pottery which had a very good selection of Neo's but it looks like its only concentrating on its pottery side only now........... Shame! :(

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Are you sure it is a hybrid Steve? It doesn't look far off the normal purple tinged form of pure falcata, slightly less back-swept petals maybe...


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Veey nice plant very well grown as well. Congrats


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WilECoyote wrote:
Are you sure it is a hybrid Steve? It doesn't look far off the normal purple tinged form of pure falcata, slightly less back-swept petals maybe...

Hi WilE !

You may well be right so I can't argue with you, I no longer have the label so can't confirm but it was called Neofinetia falcata with the addition of one of those oriental names so just assumed it was a hybrid, plus the fact that my very first specie from Plesteds years ago was completely white........ but I do prefer this one. :D

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Sounds like one of those fancy named clones of falcata by your description. Funnily enough my falcata also came from Plested orchids and has purple spur and ovary, but no trace of colour in the petals. My first falcata, long since gone came from Burnham's and was pure white which I prefer!!

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I have a similar one called "biyeon", not saying that is yours but sort of similar. Ill try dig a photo out.

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WilECoyote wrote:
My first falcata was pure white which I prefer!!

Well at least we won't end up rolling around on the floor at a Show fighting over the last white or purple-tinged Neofinetia !

I can see from your photo of part of the plant that it looks like a good established mature specimen so maybe a good flowerer?..... mine has a long way to go yet.

To be honest, I can't see a lot of difference between them, all beautiful, uniquely shaped flowers although SilverShaded's looks a liitle more delicate & dainty ?

A nice scent but not strong, I have to stick my nose almost on the flower to catch it !

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mine is about 18 years old, and has about 13 growths. Usually has a spike per growth, but only about 4 this year as it is sulking after a repot last season. It is phenomenally strongly scented, starting about 7pm. When it has loads of flowers you almost can't sit in the room with it! In the day very faint, also the scent temporarily disappears if it needs watering...


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WilECoyote wrote:
mine is about 18 years old, and has about 13 growths. Usually has a spike per growth, but only about 4 this year as it is sulking after a repot last season. It is phenomenally strongly scented, starting about 7pm. When it has loads of flowers you almost can't sit in the room with it! In the day very faint, also the scent temporarily disappears if it needs watering

That's a mature plant :shock: , it's now old enough to vote and get married.
Judging by what you say about its scent, I think mine must be a different clone because its scent isn't noticeable at all, at any distance, at any time.
Still, I don't mind, I grow it for the flowers and any scent would just be a bonus.

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