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Neofinetia falcata Jujak

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    Default Neofinetia falcata Jujak

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    I love Neos, and the color on this one, especially the spur, is magnificent.

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    Nice one, Lars.

    I am fond of Neof. falcata and I have about a dozen or more now in my collection. Is Neof. popular in EU?

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    Is Neof. popular in EU?
    Yes they are: but until recently the more unusual ones were not always easy to get (the big nurseries don't stock them and we hardly have US or Japanese nurseries at shows)

    However there is a specialist nursery now which sells via internet auction. They don't have a lot of stock, but it changes frequently.

    I love them: they are reliable bloomers and do really well in my growing conditions.

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    They are fun to grow. The fancy ones from Japan are nice, but I still think the common variety is the best bloomer.

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    Wow! I have never heard of the genus, i like it alot. Hopefully i can procure some seeds from a vendor!

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    Lars, that is great. We have a couple varieties but nothing with the color or this one.

    Cheers,
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    For me the common variety is the best flowers as well. Few years ago I've visited a orchids nursery in Korea. This guy have had just Neofinetia falcata in thousand varieties. Price up to 20000 $ for one plant, but he didn't know the botanical name of this plant, he knows only the variety names. He gave me a book (more then 200 pages) with only pictures of this species. Amazing.

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    thats a lovely one lars!

    @mietek,
    what, 20.000 dollars for a plant?

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    Some of those are very expensive in Japan and they may never get out of Japan. During the economic boom in Japan, the rare ones often were traded for $300,000 or higher..., now, $20,000 to $70,000 for a rare variety is the average price. The not so rare one sold at the auction is about $1000. Yeah, it is crazy but you have to understand the history of this species... it is the thing for social status in Japan.

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