Hookerae ‘Icarus Wings’

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Nice colours, and I like the shape of it too. I'd be happy if my hookerae would just grow!
 

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There looks to be some var volonteanum in it. Maybe ( hookerae var hookerae x hookerae var volonteanum) ?
Yes I believe it has elements of both. The differences between the two are so slight that breeders would not consider one or the other I would think (since no one can tell which one one is or not), but rather choose the best of the lot to breed. Without a doubt this pairing has produced wonderfully shaped and colored blooms as seen here as well as Joker's post.
 

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Nice colours, and I like the shape of it too. I'd be happy if my hookerae would just grow!
Sing as loud as you can to your plant:

"Grow grow grow your leaves, Gently down your feed
Merrily merrily merrily merrily, bloom as fast you can" ;0

And repeat daily...
Might just work as a spell...
 

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Sing as loud as you can to your plant:

"Grow grow grow your leaves, Gently down your feed
Merrily merrily merrily merrily, bloom as fast you can" ;0

And repeat daily...
Might just work as a spell...
I will try that. My neighbours already think I'm a crazy plant lady so I have nothing to lose!
 
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One difference I've noticed between hookerae and volonteanum is that I can grow and bloom hookerae - I have had volonteanums for 10 years that have never gotten bigger than 3" across and never bloom.
 

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One difference I've noticed between hookerae and volonteanum is that I can grow and bloom hookerae - I have had volonteanums for 10 years that have never gotten bigger than 3" across and never bloom.
Interesting. Volonteanums are supposed to come from highlands of Sabah (vs lowlands of Sarawak). Have you tried cooler nights? And different lines of volonteanums as well?
 

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I already formed PA - Paphioholic Anonymous.

And got us into WHO's diagnostic manual, ICD-10 ( the former, 2018 rev.):

F19.2 Other psychoactive substance dependence - and sometimes with F19.211 ..... delirium

”You can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars, but once you’re hooked on orchids, you’re finished. You never get off orchids…never.”

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(cit. Eric Hansen:’ Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust,
and Lunacy’, Pantheon 2000)
 
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First when rereading the thread, I noticed this exclamation from BrucherT:


Thus spoke a true addict - or should one say: a genuine junkie! :D
Ha ha and I got my wish! My Mexipedium opened at last!
 

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