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Prosthechea radiata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DanaRaluca, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    This is my Prosthechea radiata, bought from Burnham Nurseries in 2013. Just 3 flower spikes this time, but the fragrance is amazing.
     

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This has been a favorite of mine for many years. Mine hasn't bloomed yet this year but will soon.
     
  3. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    :) Yes, it is a wonderful species.
    Do you know if light(sun) and temperature has any influence on the scent? - I used to have this orchid somewhere else before, and I remember that the fragrance was not so great at that time...
     
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    That's a nice one. The rhizomes seem to be fairly short. The one I have now has fairly long ones.

    I did have one with short rhizomes, and it made a nice specimen, until some spineless invertebrates destroyed it. My wife carried flowers from it in our wedding, so now I really don't want to be without an example of this species....
     
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  5. DanaRaluca

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    :( Sorry for your previous plant.
    :) Thank you for the small story. I love stories behind (related to) orchids...
    Yes, you are right about the rhizome of this one. The longest part of rhizome is about 2cm(less than 1inch), but in most of the cases the pseudobulbs are rather clustered - do we say like this?
     
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    Perfectly phrased.
     
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    :) Thank you.
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Really nice!!
     
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    Thank you.