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Rhynchostylis gigantea alba

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by lothianjavert, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. lothianjavert

    lothianjavert New Member

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    The white or alba form of the species. I purchased this last year and this is its first blooming for me. Two spikes, one on each side. The flowers aren't as full as some I've seen, but they are actually larger than my solid red gigantea. Interestingly, there are actually spots on the flowers. However, they aren't red/magenta, they are pale greenish yellow. The flowers and plant completely lack anthocyanins. In contrast, on my solid red gigantea, the plant itself is heavily pigmented.

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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That's nice!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've killed a couple of these and have given up, so thanks for giving me a chance to enjoy it. It is beautiful.
     
  4. abaxter

    abaxter New Member

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    Growing suggestions PLEEEEEZE. I have a peach one that is wonderful and blooms regularly and abundantly. I have an alba that's a nice size, hanging right beside the
    peach one and does nothing. It's a pretty, healthy plant, but the damn thing won't
    bloom. Your blooms are beautiful! May be see a whole plant photo?
     
  5. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    Very pretty!
     
  6. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    That's very nice! All my Rhynchostylis grow *very* slow, or they don't grow at all!