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Stanhopea wardii

This is a discussion on Stanhopea wardii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These originate in Venezuela, Peru, and Nicaragua, and the blooms look to me like monster's ...

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    Default Stanhopea wardii

    These originate in Venezuela, Peru, and Nicaragua, and the blooms look to me like monster's faces, something you'd see Arnold fighting in a Predator remake. The flowers only last a few days, but this year, the spikes are maturing in sequence instead of all at once.
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    nice pics! very predacious looking!

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    *drool*



    very nice!

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    beautiful. Stans are my personal favorites, think it's their sculptural qualities. nice growing, sir.

    don't have a wardii.......yet. maybe next blooming season I can add a few stan pics...

    thanks for posting.
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    [QUOTE=lja]These originate in Venezuela, Peru, and Nicaragua, and the blooms look to me like monster's faces, something you'd see Arnold fighting in a Predator remake. ]


    They look like squid with wings to me, very nice.

    Tanya

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    LOL! "Squid with wings". They're strange looking, anyhow.

    Thanks for all your comments!

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    Hello LJA. I have Stan also but I really have no idea how to plant it. I heard that it flowers upside down so I really don't know where to put it. I knew I should put in basket that has hole on it but I just can't found it. Does the spike really comes below the foliage/bulb or side of the foliage/bulb? Pls help.

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    Plant it in a basket. It blooms out of the bottom of the plant.

    cheers,
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    Yup. Like Bruce says- the spike goes STRAIGHT down. Basket only!
    Quote Originally Posted by Prinzedbeck View Post
    Hello LJA. I have Stan also but I really have no idea how to plant it. I heard that it flowers upside down so I really don't know where to put it. I knew I should put in basket that has hole on it but I just can't found it. Does the spike really comes below the foliage/bulb or side of the foliage/bulb? Pls help.

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    Tanya, I salute you: I have long been trying to think what they remind me of, and it is OF COURSE squid with wings. Brilliant! S wardii has such cute big black eyes too, a real charmer.

    [QUOTE=Tanya;10343]
    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    These originate in Venezuela, Peru, and Nicaragua, and the blooms look to me like monster's faces, something you'd see Arnold fighting in a Predator remake. ]


    They look like squid with wings to me, very nice.

    Tanya

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