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Hien

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I love these.
I had more than a dozen varieties of psychopsis with various degree of genetic percentage of papillon, kramerianum & sanderae in them.
Told myself that I have enough, yet last month I :crazy: could not resist to buy the exact plant Mariposa'Green Valley' at the GNYOS show.
 

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Excellent bloom there and with deep colour. Thanks for sharing.
It looks different from my 'green valley' so I think mine is not the same clone.
How much do these blooms vary?
 

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smartie2000 said:
Excellent bloom there and with deep colour. Thanks for sharing.
It looks different from my 'green valley' so I think mine is not the same clone.
How much do these blooms vary?
Not necessarily different clones for this reason:

1)I bought 2 plants of Kalihi"Big" at the same vendor at GNYOS, the one I gave my sister in law bloom 6 inch plus w/ better pattern lip, my flower only reaches 5 inch (in the mericlone proccess, some of the plants have slight genetic drift, they supposed to but in reality, are not exact duplicate of the mother plant & each other)

2)There is a Mendenhall 'Green Valley'
a kalihi'Green Valley'
and a Mariposa'Green Valley'
The three are different crosses. Which "Green Valley' do you have?
 

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Fren,
It looks the same to me.
Maybe your plant tries to flower too maturely, from the thin look of the spike (even so, the flower still looks quite big).
I would expect that when the leaves are much bigger, the flower would be gigantic.
 

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Thanks Hien. the second spike should bloom soon. It is much taller and it will get more light since the days aren't cloudy anymore. I don't think the leaves will get bigger since it already has 8 pseudobulbs, and the bloom was quite large. I'll soon find out if the leaves will get bigger because it already wants to send two more, it is a weed.
 

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Is it still the same plant Hien? Anyways I am very happy with it :)

The second bloom on the new taller spike turned out much better with its wings more aligned with the lip, giving it a fuller look.

The third bloom on the older shorter spike turned out smaller. Maybe I should have fertilized better? I have been using a 20-14-13 urea free fertilizer since my paphs were growing. is it too much nitrogen?




And it has three more new growths started, it is a weed! Everyone should get one!
 

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I hoped it would be in constant bloom so I put in it in a bonsai pot as soon as I got it ;)
It took a rest since the last bloom but the spike would have been too tall for underlight growing anyway so bonsai pot it still stays in bonsai pot:)
 

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Is it still the same plant Hien? Anyways I am very happy with it

And it has three more new growths started, it is a weed! Everyone should get one!
I agree that this bloom is much better than the one before.
 

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