Catasetum fimbriatum 2023

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GuRu

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This is a very special plant to me because I've grown this present of another orchis lover meanwhile for almost 40 years now. She was tiny when I got it and grow up to that sightly size now. She moved house with me two times and adaps to every growing area/conditions.
She flowers like clockwork every year and every year it's a challenge to lift her in a position which allows the natural development of the flower spike. Furthermore to take a reasonable photo isn't easy....but here they are.

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What a show!!! and lovely photos!!
I love how "clean" and healthy the leaves look on yours.
Often, these plants have all kinds of weird spots, swollen areas and etc, which is a major turn off for me.
 
......I love how "clean" and healthy the leaves look on yours.
Often, these plants have all kinds of weird spots, swollen areas and etc, which is a major turn off for me.
Maybe it's a effect of my indoor / windowsill culture. I don't spray and therefore there are no water focal spots ... but I must admitt, last year I didn't watch out and the front parts of some leaves were direct at the surface of the window pane...and therfore burned by the sun.
 
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As I took a second look at your thread, Rudolf, it suddenly dawned on me, that some of the flowers (seen from a specific angle) look like a costumeball accesory: the nose in the middle, eyebrows above, and a green moustache below... you only have to have a pair of horn-rimmed glasses, and you will be in business as Groucho Marx! 😎
 
Superb display! btw, It's a HE, not a SHE 🤣
Not really, he/she can be both .... one time within all these years he/she flowered as a SHE with female flowers in June 2015. But, please don't ask me what was the trigger for this occurrence, because I really don't know it.
Have a look.
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