Stanhopea nigroviolacea (syn. tigrina) - Crimson Magic Division

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dmcmkl

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This just popped today. Not fully open but I wanted to get some photos since I know that the blooms do not last very long. The fragrance is very powerful. I live in a four level house and even with the plant on the lowest level I can smell it throughout the entire house. Purchased from Orchids Ltd several months ago not in spike. When a spike poked it's head out I was ecstatic. I'll post more pictures as it continues to open. Very challenging to take pictures. I had to lay on my back on the floor and point the camera up. Thankfully my back didn't go out!

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Very challenging to grow these orchids. And many times, they are not considered small plants.
However, they are very beautiful orchids. Mysterious, confusing, and intensely fragrant are just a few of their attributes.
Wonderful job in growing such a gorgeous plant!!! 👍
 
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