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Rhyncholaelia digbyana

This is a discussion on Rhyncholaelia digbyana within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi all! I might've spelled the name of this one wrong, so let me know ...

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    Smile Rhyncholaelia digbyana

    Hi all! I might've spelled the name of this one wrong, so let me know LOL...Just thought I'd share this cool species orchid that opened last week - I got it in sheath, so I did not earn the blooms, but it sure took its sweet time opening them! I heard that they are slow growers, and I would have to agree!

    Here are its culture details of how I grow it:
    -south window, windowsill
    -watering: 1x a week, light fert
    -humidity: 60%
    -fan 24/7 for air circulation
    -media: 100% coarse bark (It likes to be on the dry side)

    Enjoy!
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    Hi Becky!! Great to hear from you and see another of your beautiful orchids! (BTW - you spelled the name correctly! )

    What do you think of the fragrance?

    Cheers,
    BD

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    I really love this bloom and this is a wishlist material. I better get blooming size right?!

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    The flowers are so pretty. As for the name...I have a friend from Honduras, and she says this is the official flower of that country. However, she still calls it Brassavola dygbyana. I don't know if the name change never went through down there or if it went through after she moved to the US. Why did they have to change the name? Too much confusion. Well, whatever the name it is beautiful.

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    Beautiful, Great growing !!!
    Cin

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    Beautiful... and what a healthy plant... gosh three blooms! Wow!

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    hi becky,
    i totally love it, havent seen it before!

    congrats,

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    Really nice job culturing that one on a windowsill. I love the grayish leaves!

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    Very Pretty ! I still call mine Brassavola digbyana . I can spell that Gin

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    Oh, I love the frilly lip--and these smell FANTASTIC! I wish you could post that as well--but I suppose you'll just have to enjoy it for the rest of us.

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