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Stanhopea oculata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Apr 29, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Grown mounted on a slatted plaque with sphagnum moss. I grow this brighter than what I think is typical for the genus but due to its large size I just had to put it where it fit and it does very well for me. I grow it intermediate - warm and moist. This 2-year old division has 6 spikes in various stages of development. I am fascinated by it.

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    Anther cap, stigma, rostellum detail
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    Buds
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    From below
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Great blooming! Congrats!
     
  3. rico

    rico Active Member

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    Amazing! Keep us updated on the further development.
     
  4. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species with alien-like flowers.
     
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    Awesome- short bloom ??
     
  6. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't remember how long from past bloomings. i'll report back here when I know.
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Ooh! Very beautiful! I need to add this one to my collection soon.
     
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    Very awesome ! I shall show my seedling what it needs to do!lol ! Thanks as always Kelly beautiful plant !
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sam, they last about 6 days for me but with the other spikes developing it should be in bloom about a month.

    Thank you, Anna.