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Vanda coerulescens

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Pcolman recently posted a very nice colored clone of this species, but stated that it had no discernible fragrance. This plant was a seedling from Motes Orchids. It fills the greenhouse with a sweet, grape-like fragrance.

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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice flowers. Mine is still in bloom, definitely no fragrance. I got it from R. F. Orchids. How long did the spikes on yours get? You have more space so it's not as much of an issue, but for me they get into the "inconveniently long" category since they just stick straight out.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    They are kind of bizarre with the sideways spikes as it makes it seem like it’s stretching for light...mine are about 15 inches long.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Longest one on mine was more like 30+" long, so kind of annoying.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Even in a greenhouse, it takes careful placement...Both so it can be seen and also so the spike doesn’t grow straight into another hanging basket. I have another one that I’m trying mounted on a slab, so maybe the presentation will be more pleasing.