Vietnamense x leucochilum

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Happypaphy7

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Just opened up its second bloom. No deformations on the pouch this time. 🥰
It bloomed in February 2021 for the first time but with a malformed & twisted pouch.
Not too bad given the parentage.
This plant (a mid sized seedling then) was a gift from a vendor in 2018. I almost gave it away in 2020 but i’m happy I kept it. 😁
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Thank you, all!
I think it is a keeper until I find something even better. :)
I do have Ho Chi Minh x bellatulum just starting to show a low sheath. Fingers crossed!!

Thought I would put in some info regarding culture.
I got this plant around 2017 as mid-sized seedling. They were about 6 inch from leaf tip to tip. I hoped that was near blooming size as I had bloomed a couple of similar hybrid at this size. Unfortunately, this plant got much larger and eventually reached 8in in length for each leaf when it finally bloomed for the first time in the spring of 2021.

It is still sitting in the same potting mix in its 2.5 in tall square plastic pot it came in. I would guess that the plant had been in this pot at least 1-2 years at the time of purchase. The mix is mostly orchiata with some perlite in it but very little of it.
All I did was to add thin layer of sphagnum moss on top to keep the top roots covered.
The plant looks very healthy with not a single disease spots or suspected salt burn on the leaf tip.
I water with my tap which is very low in dissolved mineral contents at around 40-50 TDS.
I fertilize about twice a month during the warmer months at about 30-50 ppm N. I do 100ppm N occasionally but most of the time it is on the lower end close to 50 or lower.
 

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just love the softness of it. Would want one in my greenhouse
I think I saw an offering of flask at Orchid Inn, but I'm hesitant to try as parvi x brachy paring often results in some uglies.
However, I see again and again that leucochilum does wonders to this type of hybrids as compared to when bellatulum or other brachy is used as a parent.
So, I might just get a flask and try and wish for the best, or wait until a blooming size plant becomes available in the future. Still deciding. :)
 

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Can an admin change the title for this thread?
I made a mistake. Somehow, I was mistakenly thinking this was vietnamense x leucochilum but the tag says Pink Sakura (vietnamense x concolor).
sorry about the confusion.
 

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Unexpectedly stunning, exactly what you hope for from a cross like this, congrats!
 
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