Finally... Phragmipedium humboltii in spike!

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DrLeslieEe

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Beautiful! That is going to be amazing when they are all out. Plus the flowers are arranged so nicely!
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Thanks David.

To be honest, I was disappointed when I found out it was wallisii but as the flowers open with this kind of majestic display, I am impressed.

I can’t even imagine how nature can create through thousands of years of evolution such beautifully delicate structures with long trellises. Like the other long petal species, it is truly a wonder.

And no staking needed!

I think I’m going to keep it lol.
 

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I would as well. It’s a lovely thing that you can grow well in your conditions. These long petalled species aren’t the easiest.
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It looks as if a gorgeous flowering, indeed, is well under way, Leslie.

To be honest, I was disappointed when I found out it was wallisii but as the flowers open with this kind of majestic display, I am impressed.
Allowing for the first chock and mental accomodation, when it turned out to be another species than expected, I would have sent you straight to bed - and that without any pudding, if you hadn't in the end come round and reached the only sensible conclusion, that you now seem to have arrived at! ;)
 
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Thanks Dan.

I do have another plant of similar size that is a confirmed humboltii as I’ve previously bloomed it. It just hasn’t budded yet.
 

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The first pic is great.

The other pics with the towel- ugh all I think of is Tony’s quote about his favorite AOS judge needing 5 minutes... (and a towel).
 

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That is just stunning. I flowered this species for the first time late last year. One of the nicest orchids I have ever flowered. Now I just have to get my growths as big as yours. My growths are tiny in comparison.
 

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Today I'm an artist in training 🙃 so I decided to take more pics and play with the phone camera editing non-professionally (is that a word even lol).

Here are the results: love it or hate it 😅
sorry, but of course they are all nice... i love this species...

but i like the last one enough that i'd actually invest in a print of it...

what filter etc. did you use to accomplish that look?...
 

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sorry, but of course they are all nice... i love this species...

but i like the last one enough that i'd actually invest in a print of it...

what filter etc. did you use to accomplish that look?...
I used the Samsung Android phone gallery edit option. So not a new program but built in. Just the camera phone pic. You need to scroll through menu to find ‘cartoon’ option.
 

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Beautiful! After seeing these pics, I pulled out The Phragmipedium issue of Orchid Digest. Because of the white pouch I thought of the similarities to caudatum that I have. Caudatum, Humboldtii and Warscewiczianum are all 3 a stunning long petal species that intrigued me 25 years ago. Regretfully, I think I’m going to miss this year’s Caudatum blooming.
 

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