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Encyclia phoenicia

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by nikv, Jun 11, 2009.

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  1. nikv

    nikv Member

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    Hi!

    Just like every year at this time, my Encyclia phoenicia is blooming. This year is the best display so far. I originally purchased this plant from Neptune Orchids in Florida, which if I'm not mistaken, is Jay Pfahl's orchid business.

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    I really like this flower and think this is a good one! It's a very easy grower. :)

    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Nice! Does it have a scent?
     
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    Yes, it does. It sorta smells like fruit punch. Or my grandmother's perfume. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Really nice, Nik.
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Looks great.
     
  6. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Nice one Nik! I've got a number of seedlings from a flask. I look forward to them growing up like yours.
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That's great!
     
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    That has a deeper colour than I remember usually seeing for this species - very nice!
     
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    Hi!

    Just a quick update. I wanted to show you the true color of this flower so I took this photo outdoors with only natural daylight. As you can see, the color is more intense!

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    This orchid is a lot more fragrant during the daytime than it is during the evening. It was very aromatic when I was taking the photo!

    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
  10. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Wow, Nik, I love that one! Nicely grown.
     
  11. prem

    prem Wild Orchid Enthusiast

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    Fruit punch? That doesn't sound like the usual description of Enc. phoenicea fragrance...most folks think it smells like baking chocolate brownies...and I would concur with that characterization.
     
  12. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i need 7 of these, one for each day of the week :)
     
  13. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    That is a wonderful species!
     
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    I just potted out a bunch of seedlings that I got in flask from Troy Meyers a couple of years ago. They're probably the sibs of JonP's batch. I'm looking forward to seeing some of them bloom one of these days.