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Brassavola Little Stars

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Alexis, Oct 28, 2009.

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  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    An oldie, but a goodie. It's a primary hybrid between B nodosa and B subulifolia. I didn't take the time to count, but I estimate the number of inflorescences to be approaching 100, times 4 flowers per... that makes about 400 extraordinarily fragrant flowers. The backside of the plant is equally dense with flowers and buds.
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautifully grown and bloomed. Congratulations.
     
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    WOW :eek:

    I have been eying this one to get. Not really for the flowers but I'm a sucker for this type of foliage for some reason. This is by far the best plant I've seen of this one. Great job!:clap:
     
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    Thanks Marni and Harry.

    Harry, I really recommend you get one. The last pic I have of this plant was taken 3 years ago, when it completely filled a 6" basket. As you can see, it has grown wildly in 3 years. It now weighs about 30 pounds and won't fit through a standard doorframe without effort. And it fills the whole house with fragrance at night. (It's one of the few orchids that I bring inside when it blooms.)
     
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    I would like to find a nice one to start with. It's on my list for sure. Thanks for the picture Alexis!
     
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    Dang.
     
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    Gorgeous! :eek::clap:
     
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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Sweet Jebus, Alexis. Nicely done.
     
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    OMG, somebody, make note of the date. I got Jon to comment on a HYBRID. I'm so proud. :D
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Spectacular. That's some great growing. Congrats!
     
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    Hopefully he'll be as kind when I post my Onc. Twinkle! LOL.

    Kinda doubt it though.
     
  13. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It was an accident.
     
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    Well, much to my surprise, I was in Lowes today and took a look at their bagged orchids and what did I see? A nice Brassavola 'Little Stars' with 2 emerging spikes for $12.50. :D

    They actually had 3 but I left 2 in the store.

    Now I'm waiting for it to grow as large as yours Alexis:rolleyes:
     
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    It'll happen before you know it!
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    Nicely done!
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Whoa. Now that's a specimen plant.
     
  18. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Holy poop!
     
  19. Brant

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    oh my goodness it LOVES YOU !!
    freakin awesome plant & display
     
  20. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    So well bloomed!