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Vanda tricolor

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ann, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Not a generous bloomer. The last time it bloomed was 2008. I've had this plant since 1977 and my mom had it several years before that.
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi, Ann. Nice to see one with flowers! I was given a very large plant of this and after several years and no blooms, I gave up on it.
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Lovely flowers!!! I used to have twelve plants of this orchids, gave most away, and then, as usually happens when yo do such a thing, the few that I had got sick and only two survived. I love the fragrance of this species. Perhaps due to the local climate being favorable for these plants mine bloomed like clockwork every year. But the form you have, the one with red marks in the flower is rare locally, I have seen it only once a few years ago. Mine has purple marks and its the variety known as suavis.
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Ann. My blooms look very similar to yours. Although it is supposed to be very fragrant mine has an almost imperceptible fragrance. Does yours have a strong fragrance? I grow mine very bright in summer and near-full sun in winter. Marni, I too was given a very large plant and I manage to get it to bloom perhaps every other year.
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    It looks great back-lit
     
  6. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Thanks everyone. I didn't catch any major fragrance during the times I visited the slat house. Could be I missed it. I'm just happy it bloomed!