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mrhappyrotter

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Very cool. My P. helenae is just starting to spike up. Maybe it's due to the difference in climate and growing conditions.

I was told this was a finicky species, but in my conditions it seems to be pretty care free. That alone makes it one of my favorite species. The fact that it's a miniature grower and bloomer is icing on the cake. Plus, I love the yellow tones!
 

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Colour is great, Merc ..... the rest of the flower has to expand fully before an assessment. .... but it looks promising. 👍
 

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love love love this teeny tiny bloom! less color in the pouch and petals than the first bloom, but the smaller stature won me over. second helenae from springwater orchids. 😊
 

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Beautiful! Good to know it's fast from bud to bloom, mine is finally in low spike, so fingers crossed it doesn't blast and I get to see some blooms soon!
 

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That's a really nice little helenae, even with its beauty mark. I love how it stands so tall above the wee foliage.
 

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Nice variation you have there. Are they all from the same cross, or different parents?
 

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Nice variation you have there. Are they all from the same cross, or different parents?
All different parents. 1) Exotic Plant Co, 2) Springwater Orchids, 3) Deerwood Orchids. I have 3 more helenae that didn't go into bud this year that I hope to be able to compare next round of blooms. 😊 🤞
 
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