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Seidenfadenia mitrata

This is a discussion on Seidenfadenia mitrata within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one got its third flower spike this year, but the first two aborted. Ants ...

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    Default Seidenfadenia mitrata

    This one got its third flower spike this year, but the first two aborted. Ants just go totally mad for the spikes, and I have a feeling the spikes aborted because of the ants. When I discovered this one (already with ants on it), I sprayed with Provado, which seems to have done the trick. The spike still got a little damaged, but I love it!
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    Pretty flowers. I don't think I've seen this before.

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    Lars, do you grow outside? Such pretty blooms. You always post such uncommon orchids.

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    Lars, do you grow outside?
    I grow in the greenhouse (pic attached), but tend to take pictures of the plants outdoors.
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    Nice blooms! Thanks for sharing.

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    I have one, but still has to bloom for me. Nearly lost it during the hot summers. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very neat flower! Wouldn't expect ants to harm it rather would expect them to feed off the sticky sap orchids exude

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    very lovely flowers indeed!

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    Beautiful flowers and very nice grow area.

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    Wouldn't expect ants to harm it rather would expect them to feed off the sticky sap orchids exude
    It could of course be that the weather wasn't right when the first spikes aborted. They appeared early: in March. I will watch it next year.

    The flowers have a lovely scent too, which I can't define.

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