Two 'Bud' Brothers of Exuls

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DrLeslieEe

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I think thats close to where they come from.

Krabi - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)222223242423232323222322
Max (°C)333434343332323131313131
Min (°F)727273757573737373727372
Max (°F)919393939190908888888888
Indeed warm nights!
 

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Whoa! How do you keep the temps so warm?
The top shelf of my cattleya shelf holds this high temperature due to the floor heating from the unit above. The lower shelves are exposed to the cooler winter windows, dipping to 15C on average. That's why in one room i can have different night Ts.
 

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Leslie, your lower shelf is more like my night temperatures in Dec/January. Now its going up.
The result is a shift of flowering period of several weeks , but it does not hurt them.
They are hardy, just we dont wanna wait, haha.
 

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Werner, you are showing photos of lovely P. exuls. I like especially the 'Three musketeers' in the fourth one. 👍 👌
 

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The flower has opened!

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The dorsal color is lime green with a white halo, dotted with maroon spots at base, flushed light tan on petals and pouch.

Not sure if it will expand more as it's my first ever exul bloom. The dorsal presently is at the smaller end of 3 cm and NS is 8 cm. Petals tips are still green so maybe still growing?

The shape is very sleek and balanced, with the dorsal and synsepal mirror image of each other. The pouch is framed nicely with the lime green synsepal.

I think it's adorable lol.

Now we wait for the other one to open, but on preliminary observation, it does have minute brown spotting on lower dorsal. So not fully album, perhaps albescent?

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Sorry Leslie, you are too late. Werner is a compatriot of me and we made an agreement....he will send them all to my address in Germany. Lol 😛 😎
Then I can get divisions from you! Yayyyyy...
 
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Leslie doctor, oh no, prof. of orchids, without sarcasm and with great honour, I have to take off my hat .👍👏
 

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The second exul has finally opened! Almost alba except for 8 freckles on the base of the dorsal. Guess it's now an albescent!

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I am going to self this one to get some albas. Theoretically about 50% should come up alba, but experience from F3 step program is usually 25%.

Still a pretty one.
 

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Very nice! Looks like a fresh tasty lime. For me the dots at the base are not a problem. They make this flower so individual!
 
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