Sobralia macrantha

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JeanLux

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This is a plant that I grow since 14 years: it is about 5 feet high!? (+/- 180cm) and spends spring to autunm outside. It is my largest orchid, so I keep it in my greenhouse just as long as necessary. The last 5 years, in jan. and feb. there are +/- 15 shoots bringing up 1,2 or even 3 flowers, each lasting just about 3 days, but in all a blooming period of several weeks.





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Isn't that something! It's fun seeing these different & unusual orchids! Thanks!
 
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So cool! I've only seen these once before at the Eric Young Orchid Foundation display at Chelsea Flower Show last summer and they were huuuge! :poke:
 
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I think it is quite biiiiiiiiiiggggggg......:D:D Bravo Jean.... :clap: Excellent... Keep up the good work... Thank you for sharing....
 

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They are so pretty and yes very big and short lived flowers!

Ramon:)
 

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very nice Jean...I don't have the room for these big Sobralias. Thre are many beautiful ones too. I only have one small one and a medium size, virginalis.
 

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Just wanted to show what happened this week to my Sobralia!
As ImageShack seems to 'loose' photos after a certain time???!! (has anybody an idea about this???) , I first repost the 2 old pict. of my original post:





and here pictures of the plant / pot and of the roots, that definitely were stronger than the clay pot. I am afraid that I shall have to divide the monster into several parts to bring each back to a manageable size!! Jean



 
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wow, now that is spectacular. Saw some monster Sobralias at Atlanta Botanic Garden, some up to ~10ft tall, really impressive plants, glad I didn't win my ebay bid for one though, I was ignorant of their size then and unfortunately they're way too big for me, now at least.

Forrest
 
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Does it like to be watered!? :rollhappy: If so, I'll take half! :p
Yes, I think that it has no problem with water!! Standing outside my gh in summer/fall with its large brown 'saucer' normally filled up with water, it has sort of phrag. environment. On the other hand, I am afraid that the problem would be the shipment of one division (half/ third!?) :) :) !! Jean
 

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Yes, I think that it has no problem with water!! Standing outside my gh in summer/fall with its large brown 'saucer' normally filled up with water, it has sort of phrag. environment. On the other hand, I am afraid that the problem would be the shipment of one division (half/ third!?) :) :) !! Jean
I think a machete might be the answer ... :D
 

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