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Tolumnia sylvestris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 27, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I posted this 2 years ago but here it is again. I always look forward to this blooming,
    Grown very bright and intermediate to warm. I have taken many divisions from this plant and now wish that I had let it become a larger specimen. The flowers are about 3/4 inch across and the fans are about 2 inches across.
    Watered daily but dries quick.
    Tolumnia sylvestris close-800.jpg Tolumnia sylvestris inflorescence2-900.jpg Tolumnia sylvestris plant-900.jpg
     
  2. MattWoelfsen

    MattWoelfsen Active Member

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    This is a beautiful plant KellyW. It is a lovely blue color. Thanks for the flower AND the plant.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Matt. That first photo is a bit too blue and vivid. The second photo is closer to the real color.
     
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    First of all that plant is Insane!!! Wow
    Second, those blooms are magnificent. I love the light colour!!
    Beautiful!
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Great color!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is wonderful. Sorry you put in the note about having taken too many pieces off. I would be in that line. Wonderful. When I went to Redlands I was hoping to get some Tolumnia species, but didn't come home with any.
     
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    Kelly, I love the complete package! You've given me a plant to add to "my list".
     
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    Kelly that is excellent. I recd 2 plants labelled the same but the growths are substantially smaller. My fans are only about a half inch wide. Is this species variable in size or is mine more likely mislabled?
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chad, when I first got mine the fans were tiny. It seems that with each successive growth the fans get a little larger. The species may also be variable in size but I only have the one clone ('El Gato' AM/SFOS).
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Great looking plant. On the list for sure.
     
  11. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I recall, when I visited the Jardin Botanico in the capital of the Dominican Republic, that some bushes in the japanese garden had their branches full of Tolumnia plants that looked quite much like this one.
     
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    Really lovely flowers!
     
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    So beautiful. I am getting a small plant or plants, I should say.. Hopefully one day it it be blooming as yours...
     
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    Amazing! I am obsessed with Tolumnias, though I'm not great at keeping them happy, you're clearly doing a much better job than I am.
     
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    So wonderful! I also have interested to collect all color in Tolumnia but I never see this colour in Hong Kong. Mr. Kelly W. can you tell me where I can buy it on Orchid website? Thanks, Stephen
     
  16. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stephen, I'm sorry but I do not know who would have it that could ship to Hong Kong. Perhaps a seller from North or South America coming to the Honk Kong Orchid Expo could take a pre-order.
     
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    Ooh...! Thanks for your quick response. I will try to ask HK Orchid seller help me to find in Taiwan & Japan.
    I am very fond of blue color orchid. I planted blue color of Phal., Laelia and Den. But the Den. Victoria Reginae is quite difficult to plant in HK such hot & humidity weather.
    Thanks Kelly.
     
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    sweety blue
     
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    So pertty
     
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    I am growing Den. Victoria reginae in South florida. 2 diiferent clones and bloomed for me 2 times this year. I do pot in pot method. Take a clay pot with no holes and place clay pellets or pebbles in it and fill it water upto 1/3. Then place the clay pot that has Den . VR in it and grow it shaded and wet. I was told by Andy of Andy's orchids that it will not grow for me. And infact I got Den. Gonzalezii because of that. Still had to try Den. VR and went ahead and bought from 2 different sources and this is the best I could come up with to keep roots cool. HTH.

    Mr. KellyW, I hope you don't mind me writing on this thread. Thank you.