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Lanmark

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Here is what I call my 'Walaenopsis' -- the noid fragrant white multifloral Phalaenopsis I purchased at Walmart last year for under $10usd. I thought it was pretty in the store, so I brought it home with the sole intention of using it as a living bouquet until the flowers had died. The buds continued to open after I brought it home, and much to my surprise the flowers gave off a light sweet lemony fragrance on bright mornings and early afternoons. There is no scent or sometimes a faint odor of burnt matches during the remaining hours of the day. Once it had finished blooming, I kept the plant out of guilt and coercion inflicted on me by family members. :eek: This year with a little TLC it has bloomed again. Currently there are 30 flowers open. They are white yet blushed with shades of pink and yellow, and the magenta-red and gold patterened centers make for a strking contrast. The fragrance is the icing on the cake, and I've decided that I rather like this plant. I think I'll keep it! :clap:


 
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Hera

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They generally get dependable bloomers, I've gotten several that way, even won some show ribbons on them. Its just a shame they have to be noid. We can guess, but we'll never know. Nice blooms!!
 
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nikv

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Why get rid of a plant that blooms like that? It shouldn't matter that it doesn't have a proper ID as long as it keeps blooming like that one! Appreciate it for what it is - a good bloomer that's perfect for your coffee table, if not the award table.
 

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Some shows have a category for NOIDs. Too bad, though -- not only pretty, but unusual coloring. And fragrant!
 

Lanmark

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You made me laugh about the part of the living bouquet, since that is common practice here in Japan - are you sure you're not Japanese?
:rollhappy: In my heart I am half Japanese, half French. :p

Very lovely contrasting colors and that red is just over the top!
The photos are spot-on for color accuracy! :) The more I look at this plant each day, the more impressed I have become with it!
 

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look up the name by matching pix on anthura or floricultura's websites? there are some that kinds look like it on floricultura under phals - minis - redlips
 

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