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Brand New Baby!

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    Alrighty! I just brought home my first orchid!

    There is not alot of selection in my home town since it's little more than a village. I got it at the local store, but the information tag had been removed! I think that it is a catt. but I am not fully sure. Any ideas? Posting a pic here. xD More likely to come soon.

    Please excuse the bad photography...for some reason my camera doesn't like to focus on the flowers very well.



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    It is a cymbidium. It is really beautiful. Congratulations.

    Cheers,
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    PRETTY !!!!
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    Very nice! Good choice.

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    Oooh. Thanks for the ID on that. xD Lady at the store was off a bit. It has two stalks and -counts- 12 or 13 flowers on it. There are two places where the stalkes (not the ones growing) have been cut back. Any idea on how old the plant could be?

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    Question how old?

    haha
    this is a tricky qwestion!!!!!
    its ll depance on the grower........
    cymbidiums seeds takes long time to grow(in the flask) untill they become to be seedlings(somtimes even few years)and than another few years untill they flower for the first time,this 1 is verry mature with many p-bulbs and i can see already a few beutifull blooms
    good on u man-verry nice

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    I love the color of your cymbid! You have great taste! Those ground orchids or terrestrial orchids are some of the easiest to grow. The foilage can get large but makes a showy house plant. When I get an orchid with no tag, instead of fretting I give it a fun name to help me remember which it is. You can have alot of fun naming them. Thanks for sharing....love the color of yours!
    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfir from israel View Post
    haha
    this is a tricky qwestion!!!!!
    its ll depance on the grower........
    cymbidiums seeds takes long time to grow(in the flask) untill they become to be seedlings(somtimes even few years)and than another few years untill they flower for the first time,this 1 is verry mature with many p-bulbs and i can see already a few beutifull blooms
    good on u man-verry nice
    Wow! Thanks for the info. I had no idea they took that long to grow. Figured that it was a bit older plant. I am enjoying it alot and it really brightens up the room!

    I love the color of your cymbid! You have great taste! Those ground orchids or terrestrial orchids are some of the easiest to grow. The foilage can get large but makes a showy house plant. When I get an orchid with no tag, instead of fretting I give it a fun name to help me remember which it is. You can have alot of fun naming them. Thanks for sharing....love the color of yours!
    Connie
    Thanks! That's a good idea. Naming it...though I have no idea what to call it. I do like the large amount of foliage as well...even after the blooms are gone it will still look good, I think Dunno if I should repot it any time soon...looks a wee bit cramped in there...or it will be if it keeps growing like mad!

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