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Phalaenopsis wilsonii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Jon, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Best smelling orchid I own. A sweet, creamy, raspberry smell. It fills my whole GH.

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    Closest thing I could get to a whole plant shot.
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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful plant and flowers, Jon!
    I've never noticed the fragrance on mine. Do they only have fragrance at certain time of the day? I need to check on the fragrance when mine blooms later on.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Really nice!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well done, Jon. I grow Phal honghenensis and it has a fragrance of grape KoolAid (how does one spell that?).
     
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    vmijct Clif

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    i love scented flowers. this is nice.
     
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    Chris New Member

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    This probably my favorite phal I've ever seen. I think I need to find it.
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    When you posted a picture of yours sometime ago somewhere else I had to have one...now I am just waiting for it to actually bloom for me :D
     
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    Is it leafless?
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    Alexis New Member

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    That's wonderful, Jon! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this one.
     
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    SWEET! I still haven't gotten mine to bloom...Jon can you share your culture please?
     
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    Spectacular!
     
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    Nice. But why did you cut off the leaves.....? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Wow...I love it!!!!! :clap:
     
  14. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Serious coveting going on here. That is H-O-T!
     
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    I guess the leaves were a distraction?
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks everyone. I love this species. It's an easy grower for me, and it just keeps getting larger and larger and larger...

    I dunno. I've not noticed a time-dependent fragrance.

    My tag says "phal wilsonii (honghenensis)". I'm assuming they're synonyms...?

    Yup. Someone once told me it goes leafless when stressed, but I don't think my plant is stressed.

    Um... this one has bloomed for me with restrepias (IC, low light, wet, no airflow, in the basement under fluorescent lights) and now in the GH (high airflow, I-IW, daily water, high RH, bright shade). I think it prefers the GH conditions, though.

    I needed garnish.