My Mexipedium is blooming.

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Heather

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This is Mexipedium xerophyticum ‘Oaxaca’ CBR/AOS

This baby's going to the show table with me this weekend. I am hoping for a ribbon. I don't think anyone in our group has brough one in before, so I am excited to share! :)

 
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Heather, I dont think you'll have any problem with a ribbon.
 

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Hey Heather

I just bought a single growth seedling from Doug Matters on the Sunshine coast. How big did your plant have to get to flower?

Cheers
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Thank you!

My plant came to me as a 10 growth division with 2 growths in bloom. I'm not sure how big it might have been when it first bloomed.

It now has 14 or 15 growths. Love this little guy.
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Very nice!! Photos of your plant when you get it to the show, please! It's a winner! Barb
 

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blueovalgal said:
Very nice!! Photos of your plant when you get it to the show, please! It's a winner! Barb
I know! I owe you photos, but it hasn't been sunny since I said I would take them for you Barb! Sorry! Will try by Monday for sure.

Oh heck - why wait!?
 
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:drool: Wow, that's really nice, Heather!! Mine hasn't shown any signs of spiking, but the biggest fan is starting a new little growth at the base of it. Thanks for posting this photo! Barb
 
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Nice plant Heather...never seen a pic of the plant before...now I really want one
 

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IMO it is the perfect plant for windowsill growing. Leafspan is only about 6" at the most. Sorry I forgot the ruler for scale last night.

Boston, eh? That's only about 13 hours away... You better keep that thing under lock and key!
Y'all are welcome (not to my plants) any time!
 

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Stephan said:
Hey Heather

I just bought a single growth seedling from Doug Matters on the Sunshine coast. How big did your plant have to get to flower?

Cheers
Stephan
Mine first bloomed with 3 growths.

Looks great Heather. Did I see that picture before?
 
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Heather, I don't want to sidetrack but I hope its OK for me to post the photo I took of mine last year, showing the size of the flower?

 
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Rick - no, I took that plant photo yesterday.

Ed - please do!! You are the KING of the Mexipedium photo - in fact I have your photos from last year in my database as my representative photos of the species - yours are the best photos I've seen of them. I am sure others would love to see them.

John - this *is* a neat species! You should really get one. Mine came from Marilyn LeDoux about a year ago and she was very generous! I know she has had some good deals on them lately.

I am so looking forward to going to my society meeting tomorrow and talking it up. I really enjoy bringing in unusual plants. My lindenii is in double spike also but isn't going to bloom in time for tomorrow. Hopefully it will still be in bloom for next month.
 
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