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Brassavola perrinii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ben_in_SoFla, Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. Ben_in_SoFla

    Ben_in_SoFla New Member

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    Brassavola perrinii is blooming and intoxicating anyone that gets near it with an overwhelming sweet, velvety aroma. It is after dark...
    Bought this as a tiny, puny seedling from H&R a few years back and it has been in a 4 inch cedar basket since and I dare not mess with it. It seems fairly happy.:D
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    nicely flowered!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now that is an understatement. It is fabulous even without the fragrance. Thanks.:clap::clap:
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    Wow! I just got a seedling from H&R. What is "a few" years, Ben?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely bloomed!
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Whoa.
     
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    Tracey Interloper

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    Gorgeous plant. I love mine but it sure doesn't look like that!
     
  8. Ben_in_SoFla

    Ben_in_SoFla New Member

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    Thanx y'all... Dave a few years means 'as best I can recall' about 4-5 years and that is an educated guess. I buy from H&R every year at several shows in South Florida that they show up at. I am not a big fan of paperwork, I do not keep track of what I buy, when, where and how much. I have no clear recollection of when I bought this little guy.

    I think the size is due to the primo spot it occupies in the shadehouse, my water management technique (twice per week in summer, once per week in winter/spring, shadehouse is covered by poly plastic), very bright light, (50 pct shade), good air movement and continuity of same conditions. BTW, all my brassavolas like these exact conditions and do well in the same environment, as well as other mounted plants, nobilior, walkeriana, etc.. Good luck with your seedling, it'll teach you to be patient...:D
     
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    Wow, Ben. That is outstanding. Wow. Wowee.
     
  10. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Holy Shamoley, that's a nice one!
     
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    nikv Member

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    That is an amazing plant. Great job! :clap:
     
  12. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    W:clap:W and great job!!!
     
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    That is wonderful, Ben! Mine doesn't look that nice. Maybe I got a dud, because I treat mine like it seems you treat yours, and it's not thriving.

    Are you saying that you have to replace your plastic 3x per year?
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Velvety aroma?
     
  15. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Holy crap Ben...that's beautifully grown and flowered! Bravo!
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Wow this is amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have some very stuburn plant it not growing well evry watering usually cosing rot of new leaafes I did once forgot about it for a faw months, not watering at all and it did flower, 2 or 3 times only one or two flowers is it any sp very similar which has much smaller amount of flowers and look like like dry and colder conditions?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1766810095/in/set-72157602392576937/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2035684275/in/set-72157602392576937/
     
  17. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Gorgeous plant.:clap::clap: