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Marco

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I bought this plant from Matt around march/april. It's no paph but it's my very first orchids to spike in my care. It's also the plants first bloom. I came home today and found it opening! I got to excited and couldn't wait. Here's the plant in the different stages of spike/bloom. I'll post another picture when its fully open.










Thanks for looking! :)


 
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gore42

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Marco, that third shot is awesome :) I'm glad it's growing well for you!

-Matt
 
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charlie c

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Marco,

Great pix. Great mottling in the leaves. What's the medium it's growing in? And how do you grow ? Lights, windowsill,..? It sure looks healthy. Nice job. Looking forward to seeing it fully open.

charlie c
 
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Marco, is this the plant's first bloom ever? So lovely--with that unmistakable species simplicity and elegance. Mine has its first spike for me, but it appears to be the third the plant has managed, though it is still small. I wonder if they manage more blossoms with increased age?

Be sure to post a pic with it fully open, OK?
 

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Matt - Thanks for the great plant. I bought and recieved another phal schilleriana from oakhill about a week after yours. They were both about the same size but yours really took of after going into s/h. Hopefully the hieroglyphica I got from you will spike next :poke:.

Charlie - I grow on a windowsill with light supplement. The potting medium is primeagra from firstrays.com. I got the pots from there to. (to lazy to go make my own) I definately dig the molted leaves to, they're great!

Equestris - Yup, this is the plant's first bloom ever. You're schilleriana spiked 3 times already? What's the ls on your schilly? The ls on this particular schilly is 8". I also have another one thats about at an 8" but didn't spike. I'm acutally suprised it spiked on such a small plant. I sure do hope as the plant matures there will be more blossoms. There's only one bud on the little guy.
 
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My little guy is 12" if you hold the leaves out flat. There are only 3 leaves. The spike is thin like a toothpick, and it's more immature than yours, but it does seem to be differentiating into 4 or more buds. There are 2 stubs of previous spikes, so I guess these bloom pretty small.
 
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Beautiful color! Looks like it will have a nice round shape!

thanks
 
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cdub

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That's pretty Marco. Must be that Coca Cola you're feeding it.....:D
 
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Mahon

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Very good leaf mottlage... It will grow bigger and have more flowers maybe next year or so... a very easy growing species... one of my favs.!

-Pat

(I see u were posting this new thread and taking pics of the plant!)
 

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I don't know if it's still going to open up. I've seen pictures where the petals and dorsal petal angles back I don't know if this one is gonna do that. But here it is.



 
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Wow, that's really pink! Much more pink that I would have expected for the species... usually they seem white-ish with a pink blush. Nice growing :)

- Matt
 

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You should have a warning: Adult Themed Content, no one under 18 allowed to precede your thread!
 

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Kama sutra for orchids. You gotta love how the petal moves in the angles they do. The coca-cola kinda helps give a little more umph in the angle right Chris? :poke: kidding
 
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..great flower! It looks like a deeper shade then ones I have seen (like some white coloration...)

-PM
 

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That's a nicely colored bloom. Schileriana is a great species phal to grow. You're going to love it. I've had one for about five years. It produces big, multiple, branching spikes with about 100 flowers altogether.
 

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Sniffed it this morning and it is fragrant. Pleasantly sweet. To me smells like a rose with a tinge of cotton candy. It made me wanna take a nibble out of it:poke:

Rick - you are totally right. I love the fragrance and if this little guy can go to 100+ flowers :D
 

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